Feb. 5, 2018 By Tara Law
Opa!, a well-known Greek restaurant that had served residents for nearly 50 years, closed permanently last month.
Opa, which operated at 28-44 31st St, was known among Greeks for it familial atmosphere, serving favorites from the old country, such as kebabs, spanakopita, souvlaki and gyros.
The restaurant’s sky lit dining room invoked a grotto and was festooned with Greek flags and large potted plants.
The property was sold in November for $1.275 million to Livadi Realty LLC. No building or demolition permits have been filed with the Department of Buildings at this time.
The restaurant’s shuttering comes four months after the 30th Avenue subway station closed for repairs. Astoria locals have complained that the subway closures, which are slated to last eight months, have harmed nearby businesses.
The owners of Opa! could not be reached for comment.