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Souvlaki GR Opens Today at 116 Stanton
Many Lower East Side residents have been waiting with bated breath for the opening of the brick-and-mortar outpost of Souvlaki GR. For the last couple weeks, the restaurant crew has worked tirelessly at the 116 Stanton Street storefront. A vine of fabric faux-flowers arrived recently, and a sidewalk stoneway painted at the entrance. But it’s now ready – the Greek eatery officially begins serving the neighborhood at 11:00 am today.
Last night, co-owner Abby Sierros was kind enough to give us a preview tour. It’s mighty impressive, actually. The interior of this former laundromat was completely transformed, and rather effectively resembles that cool laid-back aesthetic of a Mykonos street scene. Staff even refers to it as “mini Mykonos.”
Upon entry, the patron is greeted by whitewashed walls and a teaser tabac; alas, none of the imports are for sale. Interior furnishings include small cafe tables and chairs, stacks of lumber, as well as doors- and windows-to-nowhere. Toward the open kitchen in the rear of the establishment is an elevated seating platform which seats one party. We were told the entire build-out was planned and constructed themselves, without outside contractors.
The menu itself is quite affordable. Not one item exceeds $10. Beer and wine offerings will roll out within the next couple weeks. Check it below:
That’s not all, though. The Vendy-Award-winning souvlaki food truck is making its illustrious return after a dormant winter. According to the Souvlaki GR Facebook page, they’re planning to gas up and return to the streets on Wednesday for the Brooklyn Brewery Food Truck Dinner.