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Greektown, Chicago

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Greektown is a dining and nightlife district on the Near West Side of the American city of Chicago, Illinois. It is one of many neighborhoods that make up the Near West Side community area, and is popular with tourists and Chicago residents alike.Greektown's bars and restaurants lie roughly between Van Buren and Madison Streets, along Halsted Street, west of the Loop.HistoryThe area once had a large Greek American population, but many residents have left the neighborhood, spreading throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Today, Greektown consists mostly of restaurants and businesses, although a cultural museum and an annual parade and festival highlight the continuation of Greek heritage in Chicago, and — unlike such Chicago neighborhoods as Pilsen and Little Italy, which have lost their original ethnic character — it remains essentially Greek.On the night of January 31, 2010, a 4-alarm fire ravaged Costa's Restaurant, affecting two nearby stores. The restaurant is now considered a write-off. One of the businesses that was destroyed in that fire, Greektown Music, has since reopened on Halsted street next door to Artopolis Cafe & Bakery.The current Greektown location dates to the 1960s; it replaced Chicago's original Greek neighborhood, known as "The Delta," which was displaced by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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  • I love Greektown....the restaurants are great...the bakeries...food markets and easy parking.....seems to be a destination for celebrations and the flaming saganaki cheese was born here....ladies...be...  more »
  • Great spot for everything Greek, with free valet for most Greek restaurants in the area and every spot I've been to the food is amazing, but that area has a very hot real estate market going on and I ...  more »
  • Greektown is a dining and nightlife area on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. It is one of many neighborhoods that make up the West Side community area, and is popular with Chicago residents and tou...  more »