BEST OF CRETE Best Of Crete Closing At Charleston Town Center
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Feb. 8, 2013 11:54 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 8, 2013 12:43 PM EST
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Best of Crete, a longtime eatery at the Charleston Town Center, is closing at the end of February.
The Greek restaurant, located in the food court at the mall, has been serving up its specialties there since the Charleston Town Center opened in 1983.
Owner Mike Birurakis said it has been a great run at the mall, but it is time to start a new chapter and to tackle new challenges.
"We've been here for 30 years, but it's time to move on for a little better match for the store," Birurakis told Eyewitness News.
Fans of Best of Crete food should not despair too much, however. After taking a break, he said plans are to open another storefront somewhere in the capital city with a focus on catering. Birurakis said the West Side is a possible location, but the restaurant is looking at different options.