After a semester-long drought, late-night eggels returned last month at a most appropriate time: 12:30 a.m. Following a change of ownership, renovations and new additions to the menu, Troy's Restaurant and Deli re-opened December 14, drawing final exam crowds until 4 a.m., according to manager Tony Sapmasi. State police closed Troy's in May 1990, when the police found the restaurant operating without a food retail permit. One day earlier, state police had banned Troy's former owners from selling alcohol. According to Sapmasi, co-owner John Kollias cleaned up the 39th street restaurant and redecorated it during its closure, giving it a more "homey" feeling. In addition, Kollias renovated the restaurant by tripling the kitchen grill's capacity and installing new paneling and counters. Troy's does not now offer beer, but Kollias expressed interest in acquiring a license to do so. He also said that if the new owners obtain a license, they would take extra care to control underage drinking. However, Kollias said that they would not seek a new liquor license in the near future. The previous owners of Troy's were members of Kollias' family who have either left or retired. Kollias said he expanded the menu to include more breakfast specials as well as adding pita-burgers, mozzarella sticks, milkshakes, and ice cream sodas. According to Kollias, business was especially brisk the first week after it reopened and continues to expect busy hours between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. Kollias added that he and the employees eagerly anticipated reopening. "We like the students and vice versa," Kollias said. Students praised the return of Troy's for its food -- especially the eggels -- and its long hours. "It's the best place to come for midnight drinks and munchies," College senior Tim Holt said. The restaurant will again remain open until 4 or 5 a.m. during the week and 24 hours on weekends.Comments powered by Disqus
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