Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Mediterranean Restaurant On Smith Street Planning a Mid-August Opening

Anthony DeBella, Peter Omlor,  Peter Rogakos, Andrew Poulos, Lucy de Carlo, Triada Samaras
As reported earlier, the space at 349 Smith Street between Carroll Street and Second Street once occupied by Joe's Superette, will become a Mediterranean/ Greek restaurant.  
According to owners Andrew Poulos and Peter Rogakos,  construction is progressing nicely and if everything goes well, they hope to be open by mid-August.  A wine and beer license is in the works.  The new eatery will have counter service with seating both inside and outside in the backyard. 
On Wednesday morning,  Poulos and Rogakos met with residents from both Carroll Street and Second Street to address concern about the outdoor space.  Both owners reassured those who attended the meeting that they will be respectful of their neighbors and will close the backyard space at 11 PM.
They also promised to keep the line of communication open, which was greatly appreciated.   
"We would like to see you thrive here, " said resident Triada Samaras. "We need a Greek restaurant on Smith Street."


Agnes said...

I hope they do good lamb - I love Greek lamb!

Anonymous said...

Yay. I hope they bake their own pita bread.
And they are actually Greek! Opa!!!

Anonymous said...

Please bake your own bread for gyros. I love Greek food and have never eaten it here in NYC or Astoria.
Good luck!! Yumm.

Trumbull Bully said...

Bully chiming in...

I just hope the music isn't too loud, the lights aren't industrial, the sign isn't flashy, and it makes me feel like I've been transported to Park Slope. That would probably satisfy most of the commenters on this blog.