Nazareth's Main Street was blocked to traffic on Sunday for the Grand Opening of Modern Mosaics and Xpresso Cafe.
Modern Mosaics is the dream of artist and Nazareth Diner co-owner Peter Theodoropoulos. His father was on--hand at yesterday's opening, and looked quite proud. Given that pieces in there range between $3,000-6,000, I'm staying away. One unlucky trip and I could end up owing $30,000. But I will look in the window, and love the different works of art on display ... from a distance.
I've already been to the Xpresso Cafe several times. I would mainline caffeine if I could, so this place is right up my alley. Ciro Della Ragione told me his espresso is "primo" on the first day he opened and he's right. I often stop in for a kick. Ragione also owns Sicily's in Upper Nazareth, about a half mile away. This appears to be a joint venture between Theodoropoulos. and Ragione.
When I stopped by, which was close to the end of the celebration, there were still about thirty people enjoying the free food and beverages, as well as music. I believe these businesses will be a big success because they are located near my estate. Half of their customers will no doubt come just to hope to get a glimpse of me.