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Omega Restaurant Set to Open March 4

The popular Downers Grove eatery has been closed since mid-July after it lost water and electricity service, but is preparing to open its doors March 4.

Omega Restaurant is making its return to Downers Grove.

The popular eatery, located at 1300 Ogden Ave., is set to re-open March 4, nearly eight months after unpaid bills, code violations and legal troubles forced the restaurant to close its doors.

The newly-installed marquee outside Omega has promised its return for months, but was recently changed to inform patrons of the March 4 opening. Co-owner Nick Christopoulos confirmed the date.

The restaurant will be open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. on weekends—a change from its previous 24-hour service.

George Andrews, the majority owner of the Omega building, took over the restaurant in July from former owners George and James Stavropoulos, who filed for bankruptcy in May, according to court documents.

Andrews and the Stavropouloses became partners in 2007, but the relationship quickly deteriorated over legal and financial issues. In 2009, Andrews filed an injunction to have the father-son team banned from the restaurant, but the dispute was ultimately settled and a new lease signed.

Over the next few years, Omega racked up a number of unpaid bills for tens of thousands of dollars to various vendors, according to a Chicago Tribune report.

In May 2012, Andrews went to court claiming that Jim Stavropoulos—who took control of the entire business when his father retired—hadn't paid rent since February.  

The Stavropouloses agreed to vacate the restaurant in July and pay Andrews $81,000, according to court documents. Several court cases involving unpaid bills are still pending, according to DuPage County records.

Christopoulos, who now co-owns Omega with Andrews and Andrews' son Telly Andrianopoulos, said he hopes the restaurant can leave the controversy in the past.

"We want to put it behind us and concentrate on the re-opening," Christopoulos told Patch in January.

Are you looking forward to the return of Omega? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Omega Restaurant Owners Hope to Reopen this Winter
  • Summons for Omega: Next Court Date Oct. 15
  • Omega Property Owner Wants to Reopen
  • Omega Restaurant Closed for Lack of Water

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Mike March 05, 2013 at 12:56 AM
Heidi- lets just see how long you last there THIS time. Considering Nick Andrews is the one that fired you LAST TIME!
Mike March 05, 2013 at 01:23 AM
And no, this is not jimmy. I don't really even like the kid. But that being said, I DO respect him. He's gone through hell and fought it til the end. And you servers and partly to blame for it.
Mike March 05, 2013 at 01:28 AM
And let's not forget, the kid and "papa" lost their mother/wife during everything that happened. An even after all that, they STILL fought it til the end.
Eileen March 05, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Because Mike you posted comments about another person's family that really has NOTHING to do with Omega.....So glad that you are such a good friend of Terry Banks, wonder if he'd appreciate you talking about something that is NOONE'S business except for the people that it concerns......
Eileen March 05, 2013 at 11:25 PM
Mike- If I saw someone else post a comment on an article about Omega that had nothing to do with Omega I would tell them the same thing....But for you to post comments about people's families on a public page about something that has nothing to do with the subject is WRONG.......And yes get all your facts straight, you might know part of the story but you don't know it all......Ask Terry Banks if he appreciates you talking about his business on here.....

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