Bakalikon

Greek Market in Greektown Detroit

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Established in 1915, Greektown’s original grocery and bakery is coming back this fall to introduce you to modern Greek cuisine and comfort food along with Greek gourmet shopping options.

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The families behind Golden Fleece Restaurant, the longest-operating restaurant in Greektown, and Exodos, a rooftop lounge and bar, are working on a new development on Monroe Street.

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A new development on Monroe Street.
– Tentatively called “Bakalikon,” which is a Greek term for grocery or market, the new retail, restaurant and cafe will offer freshly-made grab & go sandwiches, salads, pastas, and desserts, along with a coffee bar and retail/grocery store.
– The restaurant/retail spot will be able to serve around a dozen patrons seated, in a casual style for breakfast, lunch, post-work, dinner, etc.
– The main focus is on the counter-service, grab & go offerings. Thousands of workers and visitors park in and around Greektown, stay in Greektown, and walk down Monroe Street everyday; Bakalikon aims to serve these folks with healthy, fresh, ready-to-go foods.
– The offerings will be largely European and Mediterranean-influenced, but expect a variety of tastes and flavors to be offered.
– The grocery/retail aspect will focus on imported Greek goods, like olives, oil, cheese, candies, coffee, honey, wine, beer, and more!

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“A combined Greek bakery, grocery and cafe where old world meets new is in the works in Detroit’s Greektown.

The Dionisopoulos family of the Exodos club and Golden Fleece on Greektown’s central Monroe Avenue stretch are building out another food-and-drink concept, tentatively called Bakalikon.

The new business, named after the Greek word for grocery or market, is in the works next door to the Golden Fleece restaurant, Yanni Dionisopoulos told Crain’s.

“It’s the old spot of the Athens Grocery & Bakery that had been there since 1915,” Dionisopoulos said, though it was most recently a convenience store.

After a build-out of somewhere around $500,000, they expect to open either before or after the winter holiday season.

Bakalikon would constitute something of a modernized “reviving” of the old bakery shop, he said. It would sell Greek packaged foods and ingredients, baked goods and grab-and-go dishes, alongside a bar with Greek cocktails and wine.

Dionisopoulos expects the space to seat about 20 for casual breakfast, lunch and dinner.”

” “We wanted to keep our heritage going, since a lot of people just aren’t doing anything Greek anymore” in the historically Greek community, he said. “It’s stale and we’re trying to modernize it, and keep it going, because we don’t want to lose Greektown completely.”

Dionisopoulos is lamenting the proliferation of non-Greek offerings and chains in the historic district.

Recent changes to the street have included replacing Santorini Estiatorio with a dual restaurant-and-nightclub concept. The shuttered New Parthenon restaurant bought by Pegasus Taverna owner Jim Papas is being slowly renovated, but will stay Greek, Papas told Crain’s, though the revamp is proving difficult because the space is multiple levels and quite narrow.

Dionisopoulos also bought Woodbridge Pub in Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood late last year with Spiro Vamvakas, owner of Pappy’s Bar & Grill on Monroe Avenue.” ” – Crain’s Detroit

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527 Monroe St,
Detroit, MI 48226

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