Several Greektown restaurants appear to be in getting facelifts. Downtown’s bustling New Parthenon Restaurant, , one of only a handful of restaurants serving Greek food in Greektown, has closed this week — though it may only be temporary.
A tipster tells Eater that longtime establishment closed for business this week and posts to social media suggest the restaurant is closed permanently. The chairs were up on the tables throughout the restaurant and signs hung in the windows on Tuesday morning confirming that the spot was closed for remodeling. Reached by Eater, an employee with the restaurant stated that New Parthenon had closed and was consulting with contractors on a remodel. The restaurant is expected to return after a full refresh with the same name and menu.
New Parthenon is the second restaurant on the block to close abruptly this fall. The slightly more upscale Santorini Estiatorio closed in September for refurbishing, but some speculated it was gone for good. The restaurant’s social media accounts were shutdown and attempts to reach the restaurant owners were not returned. Today, the restaurant that anchors the corner of Monroe Avenue and Beaubien Street was mostly gutted. Workers rebuilding a portion of the restaurant building tell Eater the spot is indeed coming back as Santorini but with a slightly different format and a whole new look.
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