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Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant celebrating 40 years with 40 celebrations


A year-long party at Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant starts Friday.

In celebration of the restaurant’s 40th anniversary, the Route 25 eatery is holding 40 special celebrations this year, starting with a one-of-a-kind offering today.

The restaurant was founded in 1976, when John Giannaris partnered with family relative, Gus Hartofelis, and bought Brown’s Cabins. While Hartofelis handled the real estate and rentals, Giannaris ran the snack bar on the property.

The rest, as they say, is history. Soon customers were lining up at the snack bar for goodies like their now famous fresh-squeezed lemonade. In 1983 the snack bar underwent a major renovation, turning it into a complete indoor/outdoor restaurant. The restaurant is now run by John’s son George Giannaris and his wife, Maria.

“Our actual anniversary is the 4th of July,” said George Giannaris. “We’re doing 40 events in our 40th year.”

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Photo caption: Maria, John and George Giannaris of Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)