Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christo's in Brockton Is Closing; Plans Underway for Takeout Spot, Smaller Restaurant

[Ed note: This article was updated on November 20 to reflect new information received.]

Yet another landmark restaurant in the Boston area is going to be closing its doors, with this one being a Greek spot south of the city.

The Enterprise is reporting that Christo's Restaurant in Brockton will be shuttering on December 31 after being in business for nearly 50 years. Rumors of its closure have been going around ever since the founder of the restaurant--Christos Tsaganis--passed away this winter, but nothing had been confirmed until now.

Christo's first opened in 1964 and has become an institution over the years, with the 450-seat eatery offering a mix of Greek fare, American classics, and comfort food.

The region has seen other well-known restaurants close (or prepare to close) over the past few months, including Anthony's Pier 4 on the Boston waterfront, the Hilltop Steak House in Saugus, and UpStairs on the Square in Cambridge, which will also close on December 31.

[November 20 update: A Facebook post from the restaurant indicates that the folks behind Christo's are planning to open a takeout spot in early 2014 and are also scouting out possible locations for a new restaurant that would be "a bit smaller" than the original Christo's.]

[December 23 update: A Facebook post from Christo's indicates that a new takeout spot called Christo's to Go! will be opening on Route 18 in Whitman, with the place possibly opening in February.]

The address for this soon-to-close dining spot in Brockton is: Christo's Restaurant, 782 Crescent Street, Brockton, MA, 02302.

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