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Athens Cafe closes, with owners of Bareburger said to be taking it over


Nov. 10, 2014 By Michael Florio

The Athens Café, a well-known Greek hangout located at 32-01 30th Avenue, has closed—with sources saying that the owners of Bareburger have taken over the space.

The phone number at Athens Café was disconnected over the weekend and workers were seen today carting items out of the restaurant and throwing them in a dumpster. Meanwhile, the windows have been covered with paper.

Restaurant sources– with one located on 30th Avenue– claim that Bareburger bought the lease from the owners of Athens Café, with plans to establish a restaurant that is different to its burger joint.

The owners of Bareburger could not be reached for comment. Representatives from Athens Cafe could not be reached.

However, in a filing with the Dept. of Building on Nov. 8, Giogios Rodas, who owns Rodel Elect’l and is a co-owner of Bareburger, sought an electrical permit for the Athens Cafe property. Rodel Elect’l is located at 31-29 Vernon Boulevard, while Bareburger is based out of 31-23 Vernon Boulevard.

Meanwhile, the firm listed in the filing for the electrical permit, Biscuiteria, is located at 31-01 Vernon Blvd. That company was formed last month.




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