New Greek deli awaiting council approval
By Kitty Conley email@example.com April 30, 2013 11:18AM
Updated: July 1, 2013 2:23AM
CROWN POINT — The Board of Zoning Appeals on April 22 sent a unanimous favorable recommendation to the City Council for a variance-of-use for a grocery store and take-out deli on Summit Street.
This kind of approval has been granted in the past with Tim’s Pizza.
The new store will be called Olympic Imported Foods and will be located at 1441 E. Summit St.
Attorney Michael Jasaitis told the board the building will have 1,000 square feet of sales space, plus storage and an office space.
There will be eight dedicated parking spaces next to the building for the small import grocery store and deli. There will be two parking spaces in the rear for employees.
It will be operated by a father and son. Theodoros Pavlou has been in business for years at his grocery and deli in Merrillville, Ted’s Imports. Pavlou sold the little grocery store a few years ago. He has lived in Crown Point for over 40 years.
Pavlou wants to be closer to home. He is asking for a variance to open a retail food establishment and carry-out deli. He will once again have the specialties that he became famous for.
When Vern Segert asked about signage, Christopher Meyers, planning and zoning administrator, said that the owner had submitted a permit application for a sign and that was when he was told he had to get a variance.
“The sign would meet our standards,” Meyers said.
Pavlou is ready to open the doors and start serving people, as soon as they receive all the required approvals.
Not only has he had the experience with the grocery and deli in Merrillville but Pavlou was also born in Greece and worked at this father’s store there.