A.Chahine et Fils inaugurates one of its main stores at Chiyah, Hazmieh boulevard in Beirut. Following a brief period of activity in 1975, this branch was forced into closure by the war, enduring all kinds of losses.
This most spacious store crowns the success achieved by the establishment and its founders Abdallah and his son Joseph since 1942 in Bab-Edriss, Beirut.
For Joseph Chahine, it's a dream come true, opening a music megastore in Lebanon.
A wide range of musical instruments, CD's and cassettes is displayed over three floors covering an area of 1200 square meters. The design is made to insure comfort for the customers: CD listening posts, soft atmosphere, friendly staff and efficient assistance, as well as a private parking space surrounded by greenery.
Abdallah Chahine was internationally renowned for designing and creating the oriental piano with quarter tone in cooperation with the Austrian manufacturer Hoffman. He was also famous for his skill in maintaining and tuning pianos.
A.Chahine et Fils is presently among the biggest companies to sell musical instruments both traditional and electronic, oriental and western. It also manages a record production company under the "Voix de l'Orient" trade mark. The main concern of "Voix de l'Orient" is to promote the Lebanese musical heritage.
It owns the largest CD and cassette repertoire in the Arab world.
Today, Abdallah Chahine junior assisted by his sisters Lina and Dany, works closely with his father to promote music in Lebanon. The result is a customer-oriented strategy implemented by the company in all its branches at Achrafieh, Hamra, Jounieh and currently at Chiyah - Hamzieh boulevard.