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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 05.10.2016

kalo mesimeri !

a great lunch at one of the island finest restaurants ... panaretos in the platia of potamos .. magnificent , food like my mother , grandmothers cooked in years gone by .. kali orixi !!

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 30.07.2008

Roxy Theatre Glen Innes to be demolished

This iconic theatre at Glen Innes has been destined for demolition by Glen Innes Council. The Roxy was operated by Kytherians 1930's.


Maccas, Roxy D-day
NAOMI DAVIDSON
22/07/2008 8:46:00 AM
After months of delay and heated community debate the fate of the former Roxy Theatre and a planned McDonalds restaurant to replace it, will be decided this Thursday.
At its July meeting, Glen Innes Severn Council will consider four development applications pertaining to the development - firstly one to demolish the Roxy building, then if approved, subsequent consolidation and subdivision of lots on the site,thirdly, approval to construct a McDonalds family restaurant, and fourth, a Woolworths Fuel Plus service station on adjoining land on the corner of Meade and Church Streets.

A detailed report prepared by independent assessor GeoLINK contains, for a third time, the recommendation that council not approve the demolition of the Roxy on heritage grounds, both in terms of the building itself and the precinct. This echoes the recommendation made last September by acting town planner Keiley Hunter. GeoLINK’s recommendation is based on the grounds that the building is a heritage listed item as well as the statement of heritage impact prepared by Hill Lockart Architects and Glen Innes Severn Council’s heritage advisor Graham Wilson, and supported by the NSW Heritage Office.

However the report does contain conditions of approval if council resolves to ignore the recommendation and consent demolition of the building. Conditions include manually and photographically recording the building by a specialist consultant employed by the applicant, Hill Lockart Architects, for council records, and the construction of a monument to be sited in the restaurant’s forecourt facing Meade St, which will depict, in etched holograph form, the facade of the Roxy building and and a written history about it.

The decision will likely bring to a close community debate in which council received more than 51 public submissions, 44 objecting to the demolition of the Roxy Theatre and seven supported the proposal. In addition to the submissions a petition of 377 signatures supporting the proposal were received by council in September.

The majority of submissions received expressed support for a McDonalds family restaurant but did not support the demolition of the Roxy Theatre. Key to concerns were the possibility of re-using the building for the restaurant- something the developer claims is not possible due to the need for a drive-thru facility along the current western boundary. The development applications will be considered in the order of the proposal to demolish the Roxy Theatre Building, the consolidation and subdivision of each of the lots on the site, application to build a McDonalds Family Restaurant and proposal to build a Woolworths/Caltex service station on the vacant lot, with the consideration of each, dependant on the outcome of the one before it.


From the Glen Innes Examiner


Peter M
Inverell

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 13.05.2007

Australia Cafe Inverell c1951

'Sid' Zantis(Sarandos Zantiotis), Kalomira(nee Krithary)Zantis, Haroula Calligeros and Joan??? at the Australia Cafe Otho Street Inverell NSW Australia.

Peter M 'Skoulandris'
Inverell

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submitted by Vikki Vrettos Fraioli on 30.03.2007

Agisilaos Faros in his Milk Bar

Agisilaos Faros married Potheti Stellios, daughter of Stavros Stellios, in his Milk Bar at Enfield, Sydney, NSW.

The photograph was taken in the late forties when Milk Bars coexisted with Cafes. The latter sold milk shakes made of predictably, milk, flavouring, ice cream and sometimes malt which was whirled to a frothy consistency with a small appliance. (Something like a low powered blender.) The drink was a celebrated institution for young and old. Milk bar proprietors also sold chocolates; confectionary including penny lines for children; cigarettes, tobacco, ice creams, sodas, bottled soft drinks, non carbonated soft drinks for consumption in the shop; teas, coffees, toasts, sandwiches etc. In many cases the line between milk bar and cafe was blurred with an emphasis in one direction or the other. In the late forties and fifties there was a booming picture theatre trade with benefits to the sweets and soft drink trade. Sydney's Greek proprietors tended to cater along milk bar lines, rather than full on meals. With the advent of television and and supermarkets, milk bars eventually disappeared.

Thanks to Mary Conomos (nee Zantis) from Sydney, for providing this information in regards to this photo.

From the archives of Spiridoula Alfieris Georgopoulos

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submitted by Peter Makarthis on 09.08.2006

Blue Bird Cafe

Historian seeks stories of Emmaville's 'Blue Bird' Cafe.
Andrew Kalokerinos(Alexandrathes) and Peter McCarthy (Inverell NSW Australia) discussing the Bluebird cafe at Emmaville.

This meeting took place in the platea at Potamos Kythera October 2005

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submitted by Toula Lorandos on 25.09.2005

ABC Cafe, Gilgandra. Late 1950's.

"Behind the counter".

Left to Right:

Peter Georgopoulos,

Elesa Lorandos (nee, Fatseas)...my mother)

George Lorandos (Nephew of Paul and Chris Kelly)

???

Paul Kelly

For further information on the ABC cafe:

Robyn Waltons appraisal of my great-uncle and great-auntys', and the ABC Cafe's influence on the town of Gilgandra

A comprehensive history of the Kytherian presence in Gilgandra

ABC cafe in the 1940's

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submitted by Toula Lorandos on 25.09.2005

ABC Cafe Gilgandra. Late 1950's.

The first cousins. "Behind the counter".

Left to Right:

George Lorandos (Nephew of Paul and Chris Kelly)

Helen Kalos, (nee, Georgopoulos, [Pronounced Yeoryopoulos],

Steve Peroyannakis,

Theo Georgopoulos, (Helens brother).

For further information on the ABC cafe:

Robyn Waltons appraisal of my great-uncle and great-auntys', and the ABC Cafe's influence on the town of Gilgandra

A comprehensive history of the Kytherian presence in Gilgandra

ABC cafe in the 1940's

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submitted by Toula Lorandos on 25.09.2005

ABC Cafe, Gilgandra. Late 1950's.

"Behind the counter".

Left to Right:

Paul Kelly

Stella Kelly (later, Aird)

George Lorandos (Nephew of Paul and Chris Kelly)

Helen Kalos (Nee Georgopoulos). Helens father, was Peter Georgopoulos.

For further information on the ABC cafe:

Robyn Waltons appraisal of my great-uncle and great-auntys', and the ABC Cafe's influence on the town of Gilgandra

A comprehensive history of the Kytherian presence in Gilgandra

ABC cafe in the 1940's

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submitted by Toula Lorandos on 08.12.2006

ABC Cafe, Gilgandra. Behind the counter.

Left to Right:

??

Mrs Chris Kelly (nee, Georgopoulos)

George Lorandos (Nephew of Paul and Chris)

Miss Beryl Palmer, (Later to marry Kytherian Nick Belos Coroneos)

Paul Kelly

For further information on the ABC cafe:

Robyn Waltons appraisal of my great-uncle and great-auntys', and the ABC Cafe's influence on the town of Gilgandra

A comprehensive history of the Kytherian presence in Gilgandra

ABC cafe in the 1940's

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submitted by Stella Aird (nee, Kelly) on 08.12.2006

ABC Cafe, Gilgandra. Late 1950's.

Left to right, behind the counter.

Paul Kelly (Yiannakellis)
Fay (?)
Stan (?)
George Lorandos Farouk

For further information on the ABC cafe:

Robyn Waltons appraisal of my mothers' and the ABC Cafe's influence on the town of Gilgandra

A comprehensive history of the Kytherian presence in Gilgandra

ABC cafe in the 1940's

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submitted by Stella Aird (nee, Kelly) on 17.09.2005

ABC Cafe, Gilgandra. 1940's.

A very luxurious fit-out.

Note the marble-top tables.

It is an almost exact fit-out to the Notaras's Marble Bar Cafe in Grafton, NSW.

Marble Bar Cafe, Grafton, NSW

For further information on the ABC cafe:

Robyn Waltons appraisal of my mothers' and the ABC Cafe's influence on the town of Gilgandra

A comprehensive history of the Kytherian presence in Gilgandra

ABC cafe in the late 1950's, with Paul Kelly and George Lorandos "on the counter"

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submitted by George Poulos on 08.03.2015

5 Star Supermarket. In 2004, where the ABC operated from.

In another entry about the Monterey Cafe in Gilgandra, I revealed that "...I was born in Gilgandra, in 1952, and left after completing my schooling in 1969.

From about the end of WWII, until mid-1975 - Gilgandra, population, 2,900 - was a very Kytherian town.

5 families - the Pentes, Sklavos, Kelly (Yannokellies), Psaltis (Protopsaltis), and Poulos (Tzortzopoulos) - lived in close proximity to each other - culturally, residentially, and commercially.

In the main, Kytherians embraced Kytherians - Gilgandra embraced Kytherians - and Kytherians embraced Gilgandra".

During the middle of the year 2004, I took my father, now 88 years old, on a nostalgia tour, back to Gilgandra, and through other towns in the Central and North West of New South Wales.

Not a single person of Kytherian origin now lives in Gilgandra. And only one family of Greek origin lives there.

I found of course, all the buildings, where the Kytherians had conducted their businesses; but all of these - with the exception of the Gilgandra Fruit Shop (my father's old shop), had substantially changed their usage.

This supermarket is in the location were the ABC Cafe used to be.
The ABC Cafe was owned in the post WWII era by Paul and Chris Yanno(Kelly). Chris, now 94, and living in Dubbo, was a "Grand matriarch" for not only Kytherians, but for all residents of the town of Gilgandra. She became the most "beloved" person in Gilgandra's history.

With the decline of Cafes in New South Wales and Australia, Chris and her daughter Stella, with husband David Aird, (a Scotsman originally), converted the cafe into a supermarket in the 1980's.

In another sign of social change, the building next door to the "ABC Cafe" - the mighty Western Monarch (Picture) Theatre, has become a Christian Outreach Centre.
[For more about Cinemas in Gilgandra see
ISSUE 27 · February 2000, CinemaRecord, magazine of the Cinema And Theatre Historical Society.
*Film Theatres of Gilgandra NSW · by, Gerry Kennedy:
Coronation Hall; first Australian Hall; Crystal Palace Hall, & Open Air;
second Australian Hall & Australian Pictures (Open Air); Western Monarch Theatre & Open Air

http://www.caths.org.au/arccinerecd.htm ]

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submitted by Gregory Perry on 18.12.2004

Angelo Megaloconomos (Caponas) at Stanthorpe QLD

This is my grandfather Evangeli Megaloconomos sitting outside his cafe in Stanthorpe QLD in about 1917. He returned to Kythera soon after this - where he remained for the rest of his life. I was lucky to meet him in 1979, on my first trip to Kythera. I won't ever forget the kindness of that greeting

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submitted by James Gavriles on 02.06.2004

inside the Plymouth Grille, Detroit, Mich.

Inside the Plymouth & Telegraph Grille.
My Uncle, Paul Panaretos on far left standing in the colored shirt.

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submitted by James Gavriles on 02.06.2004

Plymouth Grille, Detroit, Michigan, Paul Panaretos

Another picture of the Plymouth &Telegraph grille during the early 1940's. Owned by Paul Paneretos.

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submitted by James Gavriles on 02.06.2004

Plymouth Grille Detroit,Michigan

PLymouth and Telegraph Grille, owned by my Mother's brother, Paul Theo. Panaretos.
This particuliar restaurant burned down in the late 40's and was rebuilt into a larger and finer reataurant named "Pauls Steak House"

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submitted by James Gavriles on 02.06.2004

Mary Panaretos Pappas

My Mother's sister Mary, in front of my Father's restaurant,Atlas Cafe, Highland Park, Michigan. She worked as a waitress for some time. This picture is around 1925

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submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 10.06.2003

Pap's Milk Bar

Andonis (Tony) Pentopoulos was born in 1912 in the village of Potamos, Kythera. He migrated to Australia in 1928. He is pictured here standing behind the counter of one of the many milk bars he ran during his working life. Andonis ran Pap's Milk Bar located at 54 Beecroft Rd in Epping, Sydney from 1961-79.

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submitted by Alexandra Ermolaeff on 10.06.2003

The Monterey Cafe in Moree, N.S.W.

Andonis (Tony) Pentopoulos was born in 1912 in the village of Potamos, Kythera. He migrated to Australia in 1928. Before marrying & settling in Port Macquarie, N.S.W, Andonis worked at the Monterey Cafe in Moree, N.S.W, for the Andronicus family. He is pictured here (far left) standing outside the Monterey Cafe with others who I assume are members of the Andronicus family.