Santorini Grill rounds out Mequon Public Market

Greek restaurant added to Spur 16

MEQUON — Santorini Grill, featuring authentic homemade Greek cuisine, will complete the restaurant offerings at Mequon Public Market in Spur 16.

The restaurant is owned by Spiro Asimakopoulos and his fiancée, Angela Pagoulatos. They also own Crave in Mequon. Santorini Grill’s menu will feature gyros, shish kabobs, lamb, pastitsio (Greek lasagna) other authentic Greek classics.

When asked why he chose Mequon Public Market, Asimakopoulos said, “Cindy (Shaffer, developer of Spur 16) is a wonderful person and she’s a go-getter like myself. When she approached me, I knew it was a good thing. And then I met Jenni (Vetter, chief operating officer of Shaffer Development) and she’s awesome. They make a great team and have created a concept I know will work well for the Mequon community.”

Santorini Grill joins nine others at Mequon Public Market, which is expected to open in early June in a refurbished historic building at Spur 16, 6300 W. Mequon Road. The others are Anodyne Coffee, Beans & Barley, Purple Door Ice Cream, Café Corazon, Bavette La Boucherie, Happy Dough Lucky, Bowls, Screaming Tuna and Terrain.

In addition to being a partner in Mequon Public Market, Asimakopoulos will be a Spur 16 resident. He was one of the first to reserve an apartment at Spur 16, Shaffer said.

“We are so pleased to have Spiro and Angela live and work here with us,” Shaffer said. “I am a frequent customer and huge fan of Crave. Santorini Grill will fill a much-needed niche for Greek food in our community — and no one will do it better than Spiro.”

Mequon Public Market will be next door to St. Paul Seafood Co., which is opening in the remodeled historic “smokestack building.” St. Paul Seafood Co., also slated to open in the next month or so, will have a fish market, oyster bar and sit-down restaurant.

Shaffer added that all the retail space at Spur 16 is now leased. The housing is also beginning to come online. Townhomes along Buntrock Avenue are completed and available to lease. Three buildings — each with about 50 apartments — will open in stages over the summer.

Vetter noted Santorini Grill is the final restaurant announcement for the development, which is the second phase of the Mequon Town Center.

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Lilly Stenbroten