Print
Restaurants

New Restaurant Coming To Vacant Mayfaire Space

By Jessica Maurer, posted Oct 11, 2017
Symposium Restaurant and Bar will fill the space, which has been vacant for two years, outside the Regal Mayfaire Stadium 16 movie theater at Mayfaire Town Center. (Photo by Cece Nunn)
The Papanikolaou family, owners of The Greeks Authentic Mediterranean Deli, have signed a lease at 890 Town Center Drive in Mayfaire Town Center.

The space, located next to the Regal Mayfaire Stadium 16 movie theater, has been vacant since Towne Tap & Grill closed in August 2015. The Papanikolaous' new restaurant will be named Symposium Restaurant and Bar.
 
Symposium will feature Greek-inspired European cuisine with recipes and techniques that Chef George Papanikolaou collected throughout his career in Europe before coming to Wilmington in 2011.
 
Yanni Papanikolaou, George’s son, described the new venture as a departure from The Greeks in that the focus of the food will lean more toward fine dining than fast casual. Papanikolaou said all of the restaurant’s seafood and meats will be sourced locally, as well as much of the produce. There are also plans to create a garden for herbs and small vegetables on a portion of the building’s existing outdoor patio.
 
“Symposium will definitely reflect the way people eat in Europe, where farm-to-table has always been the way,” Yanni Papanikolaou said. “Everything local, always fresh, and made to order.”
 
He said that he and his father are working now to develop relationships with local farmers, butchers and seafood purveyors.
 
Symposium will serve lunch and dinner with a full bar and daily specials. It is expected to seat about 120 guests and have space for private parties.
 
“We like the foot traffic that this part of Mayfaire offers,” Yanni  Papanikolaou said. “It’s a great gathering space, and we think Symposium will only add to that. A symposium after all is an ancient Greek tradition of gathering for the exchange of ideas after a banquet or party.”
 
Symposium Restaurant and Bar is expected to open in early January.
 
Have a tip for Restaurant Roundup? Email [email protected].

Story On The Map

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Martyheadshot

Encourage More Video Use at Work? You Bet!

Marty Cayton - TeamLogic IT of Wilmington & Fayetteville
Geofflosee300x300 10221511305

Five Things Business Owners Should Know About Trademarks

Geoffrey Losee - Rountree Losee LLP
Yasminheadshotwithlogo

Why Volunteer for a Nonprofit Board?

Yasmin Tomkinson - Cape Fear Literacy Council

Trending News

I-140 Bypass, Set To Open Soon, To Pave Way For Development

Christina Haley O'Neal - Dec 13, 2017

Aloft Hotel Plans Formally Submitted To City

Cece Nunn - Dec 11, 2017

TowneBank Subsidiaries, Construction Firm To Fill New Wilmington Office Building

Cece Nunn - Dec 12, 2017

Technology Firm Setting Up Lab In UNCW Facility

Cece Nunn - Dec 12, 2017

Award Winning Food Truck Relocating To The Port City

Jessica Maurer - Dec 13, 2017

In The Current Issue

Local Systems Respond To Opioid Abuse

Major health care providers in the region, including New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington Health and Novant Health, are taking st...


Survey Shows Change In Retirement Priorities

People planning and saving for retirement these days aren’t as focused as their parents might have been on leaving a big chunk of change for...


Dosher Foundation Announces $2M Fundraising Program

The Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation recently kicked off a major gifts campaign by recognizing more than 50 donors who already have donat...

Book On Business

The 2017 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2017 Health Care Heroes
Major Developments
WilmingtonBiz Expo - Key Note Lunch with Keynote Lunch with Chip Mahan - 2016