Back Bay’s popular fast-casual Greek restaurant Greco (225 Newbury St.) announced plans late last year for an expansion to the Pier 4 office building in Boston’s Seaport District. While that’s still in the works, the restaurant announced another planned expansion this week: 1 Milk St. in Boston’s Downtown Crossing at a development called One Milk Street.
Greco’s original location debuted in early 2017; the Pier 4 location is expected to join it next month, with the Milk Street location following in fall 2019.
The growing restaurant group serves a counter-service menu of Greek staples such as gyros and pitas, not to mention loukoumades and a variety of non-alcoholic drinks, including foamy Greek iced coffee (frappes). The Seaport District location is aiming to serve wine and Greek beers, too.
“Greco is what many have called a flavorful trip to Greece,” said Stefanos Ougrinis, a Greco partner, via yesterday’s press release. “Our third location is situated in the heart of historical Downtown Crossing, right where Benjamin Franklin was born, and Greco will create a cozy environment where our guests can enjoy a unique cultural and gastronomical experience.”
Ougrinis owns Greco with Demetri Tsolakis, who is also part of the team behind full-service Greek restaurant and cocktail bar Committee, located in the Seaport District.
The forthcoming Milk Street location is part of a mixed-use development that spans over 36,000 square feet. The project includes the revamping of the historical Transcript Building and the Franklin Building, which is where Benjamin Franklin was born. The new building will included 9,000 square feet of retail space, with apartments on the upper floors.
While the two new locations are in the works, the original location is spending the rest of May raising money for Alabama’s Yellowhammer fund, which provides funding for people seeking care at Alabama’s three abortion clinics and attempts to help with other barriers to access, such as travel and lodging, as well. For the remainder of May, Greco will donate all proceeds from its new flavor of loukoumades, Lady Marmalade (fig marmalade, yogurt mousse, toasted almonds).