Carrie Rengers

Downtown Cafe to open at Sutton Place

Premium Catering owners Mohammad Awadi and his wife, Ilham Madi, are opening a restaurant where Anna Murdoc’s used to be in Sutton Place at Market and William.

“This is a hobby for me and my wife,” Awadi says.

Downtown Cafe will open around the middle of next week.

Awadi and Madi started with the catering business out of their home first.

“We couldn’t handle it from home,” Awadi says of the growing business.

They’ll now do catering out of Downtown Cafe along with serving Mediterranean and Greek food for breakfast and lunch five or six days a week.

Another reason they’re starting the restaurant is Awadi says his wife loves cooking.

He also owns Wichita’s Cars 4 You with his brothers.

Once Awadi assesses the walk-in traffic for Downtown Cafe, he says he may open for dinner as well.

“I need to see the area,” he says. “I need to check it out first.”

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