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Hoboken’s Train Station Neighborhood Now Gets Plaka Souvlaki

The quaint cobblestoned streets of Hoboken, New Jersey’s downtown will see a Greek eatery called Plaka Souvlaki joining trendy eating spots after it got the okay from the city’s Historic Preservation Commission.

It will take over from another business, Surf Taco, which closed early in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, and construction on the project has begun, said Jersey Digs.

It’s colored Greek blue, with yellow light fixtures outside. The site noted that it takes its name from a touristy area in Athens under the Acropolis as well as for the renowned combination of meats and vegetables on a skewer.

It will be operated by Nicholas Babalis and Aristotelis Hartouliaris, who combined have over 30 years of restaurant experience in various food service venues, the report added.

They said they felt that Hoboken and Jersey City lacked a good, Greek, fast-casual concept and decided to fill that void and launch a place of their own as people are returning to dining despite the lingering pandemic.

It will also offer other Greek specialities of the fast and casual type that are affordable and which also use local ingredients.


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