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Andros Diner - Belmont - 35 years later and 84K owed to state

sysco kid Jul 4, 2010 07:33 PM

Ouch - I read on the July openings and closings about Andros.
My Wife has been going there since the late 70's and we went there after the reinactment in Lexington.
Our last meal was so sad and not worth all the details.
I wish John and Annette the best and maybe they are already actually in Andros surrounded by the blue Aegean Sea at their hotel they have been building for so many years.

Andros Diner
628 Trapelo Rd, Belmont, MA 02478

  1. okra May 3, 2011 07:38 AM

    According to the Globe, the Andros Diner is going up for auction today @ 1PM.


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    1. re: okra
      PinchOfSalt May 3, 2011 07:55 AM

      So sad. And I can't believe that I have lived within walking distance of Andros for nearly 29 years and have never eaten there! Now it's clear I never will.

      1. re: PinchOfSalt
        tdaaa May 3, 2011 09:25 AM

        While it is (was) a neighborhood institution, it was not destination dining. The meals I had there were competent (greek) diner fare: cheap and filling, but nothing particularly special.

    2. hiddenboston Jul 6, 2010 06:37 AM

      As I mentioned in the July openings/closings thread, Andros has reopened. I went over there yesterday and it sounds like they have worked out a payment plan with the state.

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      1. re: hiddenboston
        SuzieCK Apr 12, 2011 01:26 PM

        Sorry to report that as of yesterday, 4-11-2011, the orange SEIZED sign was firmly in place at Andros and there was no sign of life. Very sad for those pasticcio lovers among us.

        1. re: SuzieCK
          hiddenboston Apr 12, 2011 01:30 PM

          Yeah, the seized sign has been up for a few weeks, actually. The place was bought by a father and son from Newton a little while back, though it isn't known whether they will bring back Andros or put in another diner (or tear it down).

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        smtucker Jul 4, 2010 09:34 PM

        Well, let's hope that they pay the money they collected from both customers and employees before settling in Andros in comfort.

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        1. re: smtucker
          sysco kid Jul 5, 2010 04:30 AM

          I agree...that's alot of Greek salads that were not paid for.
          They must have been dealing with this for years.
          The state doesn't want to be in the business of an auctioneer.

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