Closing Bell: Owner of Tom’s Restaurant on Washington Avenue Dies

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We are sad to report that Gus Vlahavas, the owner of Tom’s Restaurant on Washington and Sterling in Prospect Heights, died yesterday, according to DNAinfo and OurBKSocial. The Vlahavas family first opened the restaurant in 1936, survived riots in the late ’60s, and watched the neighborhood change dramatically around them.

In recent years, Vlahavas was not involved in the day-to-day operations of the restaurant, which is open as usual for business. Did anyone know Gus or want to share memories of him here?

Image via Neighborhood Slice and NYC Media

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