Monday, November 03, 2003

We know who the owners are – 5

When people make plans to meet at the Meghedi (Melody) Cafe, they often refer to it as the Dashnaks' cafe. In 1997 former Yerevan Mayor Vano Siradeghyan gave the 20-square-meter plot where the cafй now stands to a member of the Dashnaktsutiun Party, Mikayel Manukyan, to build a pavilion.
We have been unable to find out who persuaded Siradeghyan to do so. Later, former Mayor Robert Nazaryan expanded the cafй's plot to 1,250 square meters. Most likely, this additional allocation was made for former Member of the National Assembly Samvel Avetisyan's brother. It is he who now owns 50% of the cafe.

Edik Baghdasaryan

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