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Popular Elmwood Village restaurant for sale

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Posted at 1:02 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 13:07:55-04

One of the longest standing restaurants in Buffalo's Elmwood Village is on the market.

Acropolis, which opened its doors at 708 Elmwood Avenue in 1982, is up for sale. Owner Paul Tsouflidis, who took over the business from his parents six years ago, is cutting ties with the Greek food hotspot so he can focus on taking his Newbury Street cafe concept nationwide.

"In the two years since we introduced Newbury Street in Buffalo, we have done phenomenally well and have helped many people change their lives through better nutrition," Tsouflidis said.

Newbury Street opened in May 2014 at Elmwood and Hodge and specializes in serving food and beverages free of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The Newbury Street concept expanded locally in February with a smaller location inside Expo Market in the city's theatre district. Tsouflidis is in the process of becoming a licensed franchisor, and is eyeing more locations in Western New York, Florida and the Las Vegas area.

Acropolis, which expanded itself several years ago with the addition of a second floor of dining, will remain open during the sale process.

"I could not possibly be more proud of the legacy my parents created with Acropolis and the way I have been able to build on the foundation they set," Tsouflidis said. "There is no doubt that Acropolis has many more generations of Western New Yorkers to serve."