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Royal Oak Greasy Spoon Athens Coney Island Under New Ownership

After 37 years, brothers Mark and Greg Mitchell sold Athens Coney Island.

Athens Coney Island.
Athens Coney Island.
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Woodward Avenue greasy spoon Athens Coney Island is changing hands for the second time in its nearly 61-year history. Brothers and co-owners Mark and Greg Mitchell have sold the diner to husband-and-wife team Zef and Marija Dedvukaj. The Mitchells purchased Athens from the original owner in 1978 and are responsible for adding the ‘50s aesthetic to the restaurant as well as expanding the menu. The new owners are experienced with Coneys, managing several Niki D's across Metro Detroit. "Right now we'll keep everything the same, eventually we'll introduce new food to the menu," says Marija Dedvukaj. [Crain's]

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Athens Coney Island

32657 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073 (248) 549-1488 Visit Website