In Haifa’s swiftly changing port, some bars keep their anchors firmly planted
The establishments along Haifa’s port, many harking from its heyday when seafaring was a more common trade in Israel, are both a reminder of the city’s past and a vital part of its present. But some are at risk of being swept away in a wave of gentrification.
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"When your mother was 2 years old," says Chaim over the bar to the 16-year-old boy facing him, "she would sail with me in the ships, and she always wanted to drink the foam from our beer glasses. We let her, too."