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Age Catches Up With Spiro Pappas and his Tallahassee Diner

Add the Pappas Diner to the list of Greek-American restaurants that have shut down, either because of the COVID-19 pandemic, rent hikes, lagging business, or as the owners aged.

"We're not saying goodbye, we're saying see you around town," Owner Kim Pappas said. Although the diner is closing, the Pappas family plans to stay in touch with those they've met along the way, said the Tallahassee Democrat.

Kim's husband, Spiro is 80, moved to the United States from Cyprus and opened his first restaurant in New York City in 1957 and many more since, including in Florida where he met his wife.

Spiro's health was the deciding factor. "I feel like it's time for me to go because of my age," he said, adding that he's had two heart attacks and recently had a pacemaker put in. "The doctor says I should not be working anymore.

Customers saw the sad end on the door. "We write this letter with a sad and heavy heart to all of you," it read. "We have enjoyed having so many of you become part of this family rather than our customers."

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