BY DENISE ALLABAUGH
Harveys Lake resident Robert Greco plans to turn a former deli in Dallas into a food court called “Beavers Express.”
Uncle Tony’s restaurant will be the first to open 6 a.m. July 2 in the former Big Bellies Deli at 2925 Memorial Highway in Dallas, he said.
Tony and Katrina Fotiadis formerly operated Uncle Tony’s in Pittston and the restaurant serves breakfast and lunch food such as Philly cheese steaks, sandwiches, gyros, Greek salads, homemade soups and Greek spinach pie.
Uncle Tony’s announced the July 2 grand opening on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
Greco said he took over the building about a year ago. The building previously was J&J Deli before it moved to a bigger location in Dallas.
He hopes to add more food options in phases and he said his plans involve adding a station that would include fried chicken, fish, ribs and macaroni and cheese; a pizza station and a station with coffee, espresso and hot chocolate. He also plans to sell gelato.
Originally from Drums, Greco said he lived in Russia for more than 25 years. He formerly operated three Beavers Express locations there and decided to bring that concept back here. The Dallas eatery will include a dining room and takeout will be available, he said.
“When you walk in the place, it’s kind of like an open kitchen,” Greco said. “It’s kind of like a food court concept with shared dining space and different choices.”