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Le Monde Cafe to open in former Nouvelle Cafe space on North Rock Road

WICHITA — For east-siders who have been patiently waiting, Le Monde Cafe finally is opening on their side of town.

Mohamad Krichati has owned the Le Monde Cafe & Deli at 602 N. West St. for 15 years.

For all those years, diners have requested that he open an east-side location. But Krichati already had a second job as an engineer at Cessna Aircraft. He was laid off in June, though, so he thought this is the time to open a second Le Monde.

He and business partner Imad Youssef will open in the former Nouvelle Cafe space at 3101 N. Rock Road.

George Youssef (who is not related to Imad Youssef) closed his restaurant Jan. 1.

"I'm looking for a new adventure," George Youssef says.