Apr 21, 2008

Peoria’s One World Café

Peoria’s One World Café is proud to announce the opening of the company’s newest addition, The Green Dragon Lounge. The Lounge is One World’s new bar featuring extra seating and customer waiting area with the signature charm of a culturally eclectic environment located inside One World Café, on the corner of Main St. and University. The bar is now open and offers a new element to One World with the addition of draft beer, a new line of wines and the same great Homemade Sangria that they are known for. Patrons can now enjoy a visit even later on Thursday, Friday and Saturday ni ghts with One World’s new lounge hours.

"The Green Dragon tavern was the meeting place in the days of Paul Revere; a place for drinking, eating and socializing. Taverns later turn into the local community bars and diners like what we have today. One W orld is the combination of a modern day tavern and diner, a gathering place to eat, drink and socialize; a platform to discuss business, political, social and spiritual ideas and entertain ourselves in a comfortable, warm, eclectic environment" says Sam Eid, co-owner and CEO of One World, about the new lounge.

One World opened its doors as a coffee shop in 1993 and by 1995 had completed its first full expansion that included a new dining room and menu. Other major renovations to the building occurred both inside and out in 2002. Since then, One World has added a full catering department and now operates downtown Peoria’s Packard Plaza banquet and meeting facility.

The City of Peoria was pleased to assist One World with a facade improvement grant and a low interest business expansion loan. It is great to see an expanded business in Renaissance Park on Main Street.

For interviews, questions or further information, please contact Sam Eid by phone at (309) 472-6803. You can also email One World via their website, www.OneWorld-Cafe.com, and click on the ‘Contact Us’ link for a department contact listing.