Mediterranean restaurant opens in downtown Belleville

February 24, 2014 

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Gyros, Greek salads and baklava are on the menu at downtown Belleville's newest eatery.

Casablanca Cafe opened last week at 121 E. Main St., where you can find a menu featuring Mediterranean food, such as turkey wrapped in the Greek-style pita bread as well as baked, grilled and curry chicken. Food delivery is coming soon.

A new pizzeria under construction inside a Belleville video rental store is anticipated to open by spring. Toledo, Ohio-based Marco's Pizza, is being added inside Family Video at 1838 Central Plaza Drive. It is one of 175 that the Springfield-based video rental chain is adding to some of its 620 stores in 18 states. Another pizzeria is planned for the Family Video at 108 St. Louis Road in Collinsville.

Last week, the Sbarro pizza chain announced it was closing 155 of its 400 stores, of which most are in malls across the country. Local fans of the pizza sold by the slice can take comfort that Sbarro inside the Food Court at St. Clair Square will remain in business. However, four locations across the river in Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center, Chesterfield Mall and West County Center are closing. The one at St. Louis Outlet Mall will stay open.

The Cardinal Creek Cafe at Scott Air Force Base reopened Thursday after flooding forced the business to close many months ago. The cafe is known for its Cardinal Creek Burger and breakfast burritos. You can call them at 618-744-1401 to find out more.

Belleville attorneys Richard Coffee and Sarah Ward and Edwardsville attorney Natalie Bower opened a law firm in downtown Belleville. Coffee Ward & Bower LLP is at 123 W. Washington St. You can reach the new law office at 618-825-0059 or email cwb@cwblaw.net.

Contact reporter Will Buss at wbuss@bnd.com or 239-2526.

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