Grecian Gyro offers a variety of Greek options.
Photo: Christopher Watkins
Photo: Christopher Watkins

Grecian Gyro to open seventh location on Northside Drive

A local Greek chain is taking over the space vacated late last year by a Tennessee-based chain.

Grecian Gyro will open at 1700 Northside Drive in Atlanta, according to a listing from The Schumacher Group real estate company. 

It takes the place of Blue Coast Burrito, which closed its only Georgia location in December.

This will be the seventh location for the fast-casual chain, which serves a variety of wraps, plates, salads and sides as well as a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free options. 

There are also Grecian Gyro locations in Dunwoody, Forest Park, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Snellville and Tucker.

Nick Koulouris opened the first Grecian Gyro in 1982, nine years after he arrived in America from Kalamata, Greece, where he was a chef in the Greek army and did restaurant-related work. He chose Hapeville for his first restaurant because of the scarcity of authentic Greek restaurants in the area.

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