Calgary's Middle Eastern institution Tazza to close after 23 years in business

Bridgeland's famous Middle Eastern eatery will serve its last shish kebab on January 31

photo via Tazza's Facebook page.

After being in business for over two decades, the popular kebab and shawarma restaurant, Tazza Deli and Grill, and its long-time proprietor, Fatima Traya, is now retiring. The announcement came from Bridgeland Market (operated by her son Yousef Traya) yesterday via its Facebook and Instagram feeds. 


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"Please join us on January 31 for our last day, as we thank all our customers, friends, and neighbours who have supported us since the very beginning and made Tazza such a special place," wrote Traya on the Bridgeland Market Instagram account.

Located directly across the road from Tazza, the popular boutique grocer was also opened by his parents back in 1981, but saw a more modern reconception under Yousef ownership in 2011.

All proceeds from Tazza's sales on January 31 will be donated to The Tom Baker Cancer Centre in honour of the Fatima's late husband and Yousef's father, Nawaf Traya.