Alex Harb has started construction on his second Meddys at the Village at Greenwich, at the northeast corner of 21st and Greenwich.
Harb, who also owns Ribbit Computers, originally planned to be open this spring, but he says he’s been concentrating on adding a number of new dishes to his first Meddys, near Harry and Rock Road.
That includes meat and spinach pies.
“People are going crazy for them.”
He’s also added homemade baklava “and our famous namoura,” which he describes as clotted cream with rose and orange blossom water sandwiched between two layers of semolina.
The second Meddys will be slightly different from the first, which opened in September 2014.
“It’s going to have a different layout based on customer feedback,” Harb says.
The first restaurant has what he calls urban furniture, which features a lot of stools for seating.
The new restaurant will have some of that but also have another area with more-comfortable seating.
“It’s going to have almost two different zones,” Harb says.
The Village at Greenwich Meddys will have wine and beer, and Harb says he intends to also add that to his first Meddys by the time the second one opens.
Harb intends for Meddys, which is a nickname of sorts for the Mediterranean, to eventually be a chain of fast casual Mediterranean restaurants.
The new Meddys is scheduled to open Aug. 15, he says.
“We’re very hyped up about it.”