Acropolis expands further with latest North East site

A Greek street food business is continuing to expand across the region with the opening of its latest site.

Acropolis has opened new premises in Jesmond as part of its ongoing growth, meaning the business now has five static sites in the North East, in addition to its regular appearances at pop-up events.

Its new outlet in Acorn Road comes after it was forced to find an alternative to its hugely popular former home in STACK in Newcastle, with the site being demolished earlier this year.

However, Acropolis is confident its Jesmond restaurant – which has sit-in dining as well as takeaway options – will help the business achieve new levels of success, in addition to its flagship Grainger Market outlet, previous most recent opening in STACK Sunderland, and sites at By the River HWKR Market and Jesmond Beach Box.

The business was established by brothers Viktor and Filip Tachan with Yusuf Yenil in 2016, and now has a team of people who create its range of dishes – which include chicken gyros, Greek salad, Greek sides like dolmadaki and feta cheese – for numerous events simultaneously, in addition to operating its permanent sites.

Acropolis also continues to develop a strong reputation among clientele, with appearances at locations including markets at Newcastle Quayside, Tynemouth, Jesmond, Hebburn and South Shields, and its popularity on social media helping to grow its presence in the market further.

“We have grown beyond our expectations since we first set up as a pop-up operator and have established a really strong and loyal customer base across the region, which is growing all the time,” said the team.

“We are really ambitious and always keen to look at the next opportunity, and we see Jesmond as a great opportunity.

“We are already looking at what comes next for Acropolis and our team.”

Acropolis has again been supported in its growth by law firm Sintons, whose real estate team are its longstanding advisor.

Partner Tom Wills and solicitor Sam Watts worked with the team to complete the acquisition of its latest site.

“Acropolis has seen huge popularity and ongoing progress since its launch in the region in 2016, with the business continuing to grow on the strength of its great quality food and the hard work of its team,” says Sam.

“Jesmond promises to be a very significant location for Acropolis as a vibrant community of residents, students, workers and visitors, and will combine with its sites in Newcastle and Sunderland – as well as its presence at events across the region – to build its reputation even further.

“While many leisure businesses suffered greatly during the pandemic, Acropolis demonstrated why it continues to grow with such success. The team worked hard to maximise the potential of its takeaway offering by operating pop-up outlets in neighbourhoods and communities across the North East, bringing its signature take on Greek street food to people in their own homes.

“It is great to see such a hardworking and dedicated team achieve ongoing growth and success, and we wish them the very best of luck with their latest site.”

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