Ammar Mannaa spent more than 20 years steadily building business at Mediterranean Palace, his tiny restaurant stand in Freighthouse Square near the Tacoma Dome. In less than a year, hes expanded his business not once, but twice. His latest venture, Gig Harbors Ikonos, is an acquisition, rather than a build-from-scratch restaurant like Ammars Mediterranean Grill, which he opened in December near the Dome.
If youve not yet been to Ammars Mediterranean Grill, its a short walk from the Tacoma Dome. Mannaa and his wife, Sorada, converted that restaurant from a former antique shop.