The bitter pill of war

  • 1999-03-11
  • Peter J. Mladineo
In the midst of the Karabakh War, Yerevand Jamharian left his native Armenia and came to Lithuania, where he discovered a sweet tooth deep in the heart of the Vilnius Old Town. At that time five years ago, Armenia was suffering from a blockade imposed by its neighboring Azerbaijan. "Those were very, very, very hard times," recalled Jamharian. "Until I'm bankrupt I will stay here." On arrival in Lithuania, he opened and closed a cafŽ on Boksto Street. Later, he tried again, this time with a restaurant and bar. With patio seating and live entertainment in the summertime, this fun place didn't...
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