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Greek restaurant coming to Gainesville
Nicolaou and Griffin opening Alpha Gyro Grill this summer
Christos Nicolaou, pictured on Friday, June 23, is opening Alpha Gyro Grill on Jesse Jewell Parkway with his wife, Sarah Griffin, and an Atlanta-based business partner. Nicolaou came to Georgia as a student in 1982 after a stint in the Greek navy.
With their lives in Greece behind them, Christos Nicolaou and Sarah Griffin are bringing their culture to Gainesville through a little restaurant at the corner of Jesse Jewell and E E Butler. The husband and wife, he from Greece and she from Gillsville, are working to open Alpha Gyro Grill, a Greek restaurant selling gyros and traditional dishes of grilled meats and vegetarian specials based on a lifetime of experience in the Mediterranean country. Some of the dishes are a blend of Turkish and Greek cooking, others just have Turkish names (like moussaka), Nicolaou said.