Under the patronage of the Minister of Tourism Mr. Michel Pharaon, The Backyard has opened the way to a new lifestyle at the heart of Hazmieh, on June 1st, 2016.
A community of restaurants, cafés and pubs, The Backyard gathers 17 of Lebanon’s best names in the F&B industry along with a gym and a kids’ area in a new neighborhood characterized by modern architecture, outdoor public spaces and greenery.
Architects Bernard Mallat and Walid Zeidan conceived The Backyard with one word in mind: eco-friendly. Built by recovering elements from within the site, the project relishes from thought-provoking sustainable attributes; the base of the 7-meter span pedestrian bridge, for example, was produced from an assemblage of reinforcement bars recuperated from site-produced waste materials. The bridge recycles steel that would have otherwise been discarded.
This strategy saves energy and renders the features sustainable both ecologically and economically.
The Backyard offers a variety of things to do, from casual dining and bars to gym and beauty salon, giving residents the chance to grab a drink after work, have lunch or dinner, or even throw a child’s birthday party without getting stuck in traffic or commuting too far from their homes.
The idea behind the project is to cater to the needs of all age groups and client categories. Including a kids’ playground, a state of the art gym and two underground parking levels, the project should attract clients on weekdays and weekends, whether for lunch, afternoon coffee, dinner or drinks and pubbing, as hospitality is one of the most dynamic and attractive industries in the country.
“One of the main assets for this project is proximity” said Marwan Ayoub, managing partner of Venture Group. “It’s about creating a neighboring space that feels like home, and bringing loved restaurants and pubs closer to residential areas.”
Attending the opening night, the media, bloggers, influencers and delighted crowd where awed by the beauty of the place and the radical change it will have on the area, bringing the community together and offering them a great place to hang out so close to their home or office.
With tenants such as Abdel Wahab, Starbucks, Lina’s, Zaatar w Zeit, Roadtser Diner, Divvy, Olio Pizzeria, Classic Burger Joint, Dip n Dip, Les Malains Bistro, Bar Tartine, Bar Tartine, Tsunami, Kitchen Yard, Pablo Escobar, Backstage, Trumpet, Brick Lane H., Little Me kids’ playground and U Energy gym, it’s safe to say that The Backyard should quickly impose itself as the primary destination for individuals and families in the Southern Metn region and particularly Hazmieh.
The Backyard is built on a 7,800 square meter plot, with an investment of $9 million by Emerging Investment Partners (EIP), K Invest, as well as Venture Group the developer and operator of the project.