General News

There Go Greek Omelets: Charlottesville’s Cavalier Diner Shutting

After more than 10 years of serving Greek favorites and staple American fare like cheeseburgers, Risty Vlavianos’s Cavalier Diner in Charlottesville, Virginia is closing – not because of COVID or a worker shortage, but the sale of the building it’s in.

“The new owner doesn’t want a restaurant in here,” she told The Daily Progress.  “It’s hard to believe. We made it through a recession, a pandemic, a staff shortage and a supply shortage and even a car driving into the building, only to have this happen,” she said.

She and her husband Sal are looking for another spot but it’s not easy, despite thousands of restaurants across the country closing because of the lingering pandemic that kept customers away.

The Vlavianos family has been cooking up meals for people in Charlottesville for five decades. Her parents, Nick and Margarita, arrived in Charlottesville in 1971 from Connecticut after emigrating from Greece, the paper said.

“I learned everything from them. I grew up in the business and was always in the restaurant. When I wasn’t in school, I was in the restaurant. I always loved it,” she also said.


SAN FRANCISCO – His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco issued an archpastoral statement regarding the recent mass shootings in California.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.