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Uncle George’s Greek Tavern To Be Replaced by Modern Greek Restaurant

March 22, By Michael Florio

A new restaurant is under development at the former site of Uncle George’s Greek Tavern.

The new restaurant, which will be located at 33-19 Broadway and 34th Street, will serve Greek food like its predecessor.

“It will be a similar style to Uncle George’s, just more modern,” said Mike Moustakas, a broker who found the new tenant.

Uncle George’s was a popular Astoria institution known for its gyros, leg of lambs and souvlaki. It closed in June, after being there since 1978.

The business was at its height when George ‘Uncle George’ Polimenakos owned it. However, he died and his widow, Maria, sold it in 2009.

Moustakas said the owner has yet to come up with a name for the establishment and details such as its layout will become available in the coming weeks.

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Great greek place to eat and
get together with the PHILARAKIA late 70’s and 80’s
thats how l learned the greek language also working in DINERS..very nice memories. YASAS PEDIA
my name is Mario

Maggie Cauley

I have fond memories of the great food at Uncle George’s Greek Tavern! I am a native of Pittsburgh, PA, and I fell in love with Uncle George’s and Astoria. I hope the new owner will have the same success!


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