For our January 2016 Merchant of the Month, the Main Street Business Alliance caught up with Anna and Harry Yeritsyan owners of Lavash City Grill and Bakery at 331 Main Street. While they have been on Main Street for only nine months, their love for cooking and baking began many years ago, and miles away.
Anna and Harry have been cooking and preparing food since they were children. Some of Anna’s earliest and fondest memories are of baking when she was as young as seven years old in her grandma’s kitchen in Yerevan, Armenia—especially when they would bake Napoleons and Cream Horns for Armenian New Year’s Eve.
Their love for food led them to attend Varbedadz Doon (translated to House Of Masters) a culinary school in Yerevan, Armenia in 1999. In 2000, they opened a Mediterranean restaurant named Coffee Shop in Yerevan, Armenia and in 2002, they married.
In 2002 they immigrated to the United States where they ultimately settled in nearby Tenafly and most recently opened Lavash in Hackensack. When asked how they chose this location for their restaurant, they said of the residential development on Main Street, “There’s a lot of potential here, great energy, and a growing positivity in Hackensack. Our favorite part about being in this community is the people who work and go to school in Hackensack. We have great customers that make us feel like this is our second home, not just our business!”
Harry and Anna have three children, Arthur and Luiza (11-year-old twins) and Dana (3 years old), who are already experiencing culinary memories that their parents are sure they will share with many generations after them.
Visit Harry and Anna at 331 Main Street (between Berry Street & Passaic Street), call 201.464.5445 or visit their web site at www.LavashCity.com to view a menu and business hours.