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PHOTOS: Turkey Central closes original branch due to area construction

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All photos by Chantelle D’mello

Amid ongoing construction in the area, popular restaurant Turkey Central has closed down its main branch on Mirqab Al Jadeed (Nasr St).

But the eatery is continuing to serve customers down the road at its takeaway outlet across from Family Food Center.

And speaking to Doha News, restaurant representatives said that a new four-story Turkey Central is in the works.

That building is also located on Nasr St, and is expected to open next week.

Several shops on the high-traffic street have been demolished over the past few years to make way for new developments, including a mall.

In 2010, tailors and other store employees spoke to Northwestern University in Qatar journalism students about receiving their evictions notices, saying they weren’t sure where they would end up after losing their jobs and spending 30 to 40 years in Qatar.

The facelift is a part of an ongoing upgrade of older areas in Qatar, including in downtown Musheireb, where thousands of low-income expat residents have been displaced in recent years.

New developments in that area and on Nasr. St. have sparked a years-long debate about the cost of progress and modernization.

Thoughts?

(Hat tip to Glen McKay for posting about the closure)

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Chipper fluffypants
Chipper fluffypants
6 years ago

I’m sure I’m going to get tons of hate comments but I don’t see the fascination with Turkey Central. we just had it today for lunch as a coincidence, and my shrawama was “ok”, nothing special. Neither was the houmus or shisk tawook. I’ve had just as good or better from similar outlets.

Michael L
Michael L
6 years ago

You’re absolutely right never been a fan, bog standard fare. Many better places in Doha.

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago

A landmark building in Doha but at least it is not disappearing that road was a mess so any improvement is welcome. Good to see a new modern Doha rising from the ashes of the old run down one.

Pete
Pete
6 years ago

Unfortunately, whilst development is necessary and desirable, all around Doha it’s being done in a way in which the soul of the city is being destroyed.

desertCard
desertCard
6 years ago
Reply to  Pete

Very True

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  Pete

All cities rebuild themselves.

Saeed Ahmad Khan
Saeed Ahmad Khan
6 years ago

Is this a news???

Chipper fluffypants
Chipper fluffypants
6 years ago

I think the point was that Doha is losing it’s local “flavor” to upscale glossy buildings. I wouldn’t be surprised if places like Thai Snack will get knocked down for a fancy Thai lounge.

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago

No not Thai snacks!

Deepak Babu
Deepak Babu
6 years ago

It is “a” news article of interest to some of us.

Jaded
Jaded
6 years ago

yes this is a news

Saleem
Saleem
6 years ago
Reply to  Jaded

No it’s not just a news, it’s a news and a half.

Deepak Babu
Deepak Babu
6 years ago

Four-storey Restaurant in Al-Nasr Street! I think there is going to be a lot more double parking happening there now.

sicti
sicti
6 years ago
Reply to  Deepak Babu

Triple or Quad parking even :)))

The Reporter
The Reporter
6 years ago

Will Doha survive without a TC mixed grill? Actually I think their Sharwama’s are good and they’ve rescued many an evening.

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