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Athenian Grill: Greek Bistro & Market

A project in Lexington, KY by Ilias Pappas

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Bringing fresh, authentic Greek food to the Lexington community.
Backers: 208
Average Pledge Per Backer: $88

Funded: $18,205 of $15,000
Dates: May 8th -> Jun 19th (43 days)
Project By: Ilias Pappas
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Latest News

Food Truck that Used Kickstarter to Launch Restaurant Opens its Doors

October 22nd - via:
Lexington, KY – After months of renovation work and preparation, the popular Athenian Grill food truck has found a permanent home in a brick-and-mortar restaurant on South Ashland Avenue. (Read More)

A very big thank you !!

June 17th - via:
Thank you so much for all your support and help . We are very thankful for your pledge and looking forward getting your rewards to you asap !!!  (Read More)

Exterior Painting and flooring almost done!!

June 17th - via:
With your support and help we have started the finishes in our Bistro !! We will be proceeding full speed ahead the next 2-3 weeks. Look for more pictures to come soon with our finishes! Two days left for our Kickstarter campaign, please take a... (Read More)

5 days left ....

June 14th - via:
A huge THANK YOU to all of you !! I cannot explain how important was for us to have a successful kickstarter campaign. We started working on the beautiful original oak floors and staircase today and we are painting the exterior of the building... (Read More)

Athenian Grill Hits Kickstarter Goal, Goes for More

June 11th - via:
Lexington, KY – After making the decision to open up a bricks-and-mortar restaurant, mobile food merchant Ilias Pappas worried an online fundraising campaign would fizzle out and possibly jeopardize his plans. (Read More)

Stretch Goal .....

June 10th - via:
We have created a stretch goal for our Kickstarter campaign . The additional funds will be used for our mechanical upgrades to the building ( we were not planning on that..) and to purchase a few more equipment that will help us with our catering.... (Read More)

Thank you Kickstarters! We did it !!

June 9th - via:
As soon as i got the message that we have reached our goal... after screaming from excitement and calling my family in Greece to tell them the great news... i start to realize how far i have come along in such a short period of time with my costumers... (Read More)

Cooking class : New Reward !!

June 6th - via:
Your name on our website as a Kickstarter backer. A cooking class ( 6 people max per class) taking place in our Bistro .We will have all the place to ourselves to cook , discuss about the Greek culture, mirror that to our dishes and of course have a... (Read More)

Going Green with our construction approach.

June 1st - via:
Friends, We are working hard on the renovations to the new space.  Demolition is almost complete and the place is transforming before our eyes!The exposed wood ceiling is looking great and soon we will have contractors coming in to update our... (Read More)

18 days to go ...

June 1st - via:
With your support we have reached 79% of our goal!!! We have 18 days to go and i need your help encouraging more people to join us in this campaign . Please mention it to friends and family and hopefully we can make them to join Our Athenian family... (Read More)

I will be working on finalizing our menu... any suggestions?

May 23rd - via:
No better time to include your feedback on what you would like to see in our Bistro + Market . We are proceeding full speed with the construction and furniture build out thanks to Alt 32 of course . Thank you so much for your... (Read More)

Work continues .....

May 16th - via:
I wanted to share with you a quick sketch of one of our market room walls. Also we are working late tonight getting the hood system all cleaned up!! Thank you so much for your support and help!!  (Read More)

A very big THANK YOU!!!

May 15th - via:
Thank you so much for all your support and help. This could not be possible without  you , our backers. I wanted to post some updated photos of our construction progress. Soon i will post additional photos once demo has being complete :) I am always... (Read More)

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