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Restaurants / Closings

Lower Greenville Breakfast Haven to Shutter After Almost 50 Years in its Blue House

Say Goodbye to Melios Bros Char Bar

BY // 08.16.19

The unmissable blue, three-peaked, house-looking restaurant on Greenville Avenue is shuttering for good on September 22. Melios Bros Char Bar has been in Lower Greenville since 1971, serving burgers, steaks and breakfast for cheap, but its final days are here.

Gus, Mike, and Tommy the three Greek brothers who opened the restaurant 48 years ago announced the upcoming closure with a Facebook post that reads:

“The Melios Brothers would like to thank all our customers for the support and business you all have given us for over 40 years. Our little blue and white house on lower Greenville has become a landmark because of the love you all have shown us. We would like to let our customers know that September 22nd will be our last day. We have been humbled to serve and meet the generations of families that have walked into our restaurant.

“We hope you all stop by for a final visit or two, to enjoy our food and help bid our little diner farewell. Thank you from the bottom of our Greek hearts! -Tommy, Alex, Gus and Mike”

Mostly known for its inexpensive and delicious breakfast, there will only be a few more weeks to get your bacon and egg sandwiches and pancakes at Melios Bros. But, this isn’t all that unexpected news. Hints of the restaurant’s possible impending closing began earlier this summer when a real estate listing for the space was posted and circulated all over Facebook.

The Char Bar has survived the gentrification of Lower Greenville for quite awhile. With newer millennial hotspots like La La Land Kind Cafe, Alamo Club and Eastside Social constantly popping up, the restaurant has gone through ups and downs. The owners were hoping to stay open through Christmas, but alas, they’re being forced to close up shop earlier.

RIP The Char Bar.

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