El Greco ends years of gyros

Andrew Horton, front, of Carbondale, fills an order Wednesday at El Greco. Horton said the business’ closure was announced that morning. Tasis Karayiannis, the business’ owner, said it was time to sell the restaurant, which has been a fixture on the Strip for nearly 40 years. Horton, an employee for three years, said the response was so overwhelming that orders were not taken after 7 p.m. and many employees worked for nearly 10 hours. “It’s sad that a lot of landmarks are closing. A lot of history is disappearing,” Horton said. “I wish there was something that could turn this town around, but only time will tell.” Tiffany Blanchette-Daily Egyptian

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Senior at SIUC majoring in photojournalism and zoology. Can be easily reached at tblanchette@dailyegyptian.com or 618-536-3311 ext. 254.

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