Future Of Nazareth Restaurant In Doubt As Owner Mulls Future In U.S.

Nazareth Restaurant KANTELE FRANKOAP

Hany Baransi says he’s decided he needs to step away from his restaurant.

Baransi says he feels guilt that because he flew an Israeli flag in his business that he is responsible for the injuries suffered to his customers.

Despite saying he wanted to close the restaurant, he says it will remain open and that his wife will run it in his absence.

What had always been a place where people of all nationalities would gather to eat, was torn apart by Mohamed Barry, who police say used a machete intent on injuring and possibly killing people inside.

On Monday, members of the central Ohio community showed up at the restaurant when it reopened following the attack.  Baransi lined the parking lot with tents and heaters to keep his loyal customers warm.

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