Boukies Ends Its Run on 2nd Street After 2 Years

Posted on: March 21st, 2014 at 5:22 am by

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Boukies closed down after barely 2 years

Boukies met with heartbreak earlier this month; the two-year-old Greek restaurant is now closed for good. Despite printouts on premise which cite ambiguous “renovations,” the outgoing phone message confirms the news in no uncertain terms. Callers are greeted with the following confirmation: “Unfortunately the restaurant has now permanently closed, but we thank you for calling.”

Peering through the window, the restaurant is clean and quiet. Chairs are stacked on tables with little to no additional activity.

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Owner Christos Valtzoglou (also of Pylos) forged Boukies from the ashes of his previous endeavor, the Michelin Award-winning eatery Heartbreak. The latter barely lasted a year.

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