The Greeks Announces Opening Of Midtown Location

By Jessica Maurer, posted May 29, 2019

The Greeks, a popular Monkey Junction eatery serving authentic Greek cuisine, is set to open a second location Wednesday.

The space at 4401 Oleander Drive was formerly occupied by Moe’s Southwest Grill, and has undergone significant renovations, according to Yanni Papanikolaou, who operates The Greeks with his parents and sister.

The family-run business, founded in 2011, changed locations twice before settling in Monkey Junction. According to Papanikolaou, the plan has always been to operate multiple locations.

Known for traditional Greek fare such as souvlaki, gyro and falafel sandwiches and platters, as well as soups, salads and appetizers such as spanakopita, dolma, hummus and tzatziki, The Greeks updated their menu offerings last month and now offer online ordering.

With 80 seats, the new 3,000-square-foot restaurant is significantly larger than the Monkey Junction location.

Today’s opening will be a “soft opening” according to Papanikolaou, but the full menu will be available. The restaurant will be open through Saturday but closed on Sunday so management can assess any service issues before reopening.

Papanikolaou also said that the family has plans to open a third location and will be polling customers to find out what area of town they would like to see the next location.

“We want to give a big thanks to the people of Wilmington for their ongoing support,” Yanni Papanikolaou said.

Starting next week, The Greeks will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week at both locations.

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