The extended family and friends of George and Voula Vlacholias packed the Yefsi Restaurant Sunday, October 27 to celebrate this new endeavour for the longtime Cornwall restaurateurs.
They are the former owners of North End Pizzeria, a business they successfully owned and operated for 20 years.
George explained that they decided to sell the City restaurant and try a new endeavour in a smaller town.
Restaurant-goers in Iroquois are now benefiting from that decision.
After extensive renovations to the building located in the Iroquois Plaza that has been home to different restaurant endeavours over the years, Yefsi opened its doors for business June 3. The renovations started in December of last year.
George found the idea of a smaller community restaurant, with less competition than a city restaurant very appealing, and so far so good, for the restaurant that offers quality food, including Greek and Italian dishes, at reasonable prices.
“I’m happy with the business,” said George. “The community is supporting me.”
George welcomed the crowd of about 50 people who gathered to officially celebrate the opening of Yefsi Restaurant in Iroquois, October 27.
“Thank you for your support, and I will do my best to serve you as best I can,” he said.
Among those on hand for the celebration were local MP Guy Lauzon who offered best wishes of success. “The people of South Dundas will support you. You offer quality food and the word is already out there,” he said.
“Thank you for taking this leap of faith, and taking on this restaurant and transforming it into an excellent addition to South Dundas and to Iroquois,” said South Dundas mayor Steven Byvelds. “We are glad this venture is here in South Dundas.”