Restaurant owner fights city

The debate over Portland’s Greek Cuisina puts a question mark over the restaurant’s future.

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Greek Cuisina’s owner has faced significant opposition from the city of Portland for numerous building code violations. Now the debate is headed for court.

“The city, they’re trying to put me out of business,” says Ted Papas, who owns both the restaurant and the five-story building at the southwest corner of Southwest Fourth Avenue and Washington Street.

At issue are numerous changes Papas has made inside the building since he bought it in 1998 – many of which were done without fully complying with city building code requirements. They include opening a large shaft up the south side of the building as a three-story atrium, changing the stairways leading to the upper floors, and building a number of residences on the top floor without meeting all city permitting requirements.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.

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