Dora Houpis

Plenty of stock as Oakleigh food traders look out for customers’ well-being

Fresh food traders in Oakleigh say there is no need for customers to panic as they have plenty of stock despite Stage 4 restrictions, with one shopowner describing last Saturday’s …

Here’s cheers to Thanasis Spanos, a Greek hospitality industry doyen

Vanilla poured one last drink for its owner, Thanasis Spanos, on the weekend, with a bottle of “ouzo of Plomari” among the Greek restaurant’s window tribute to its founder. A …

Don’t be afraid: Oakleigh is still open for business

They may have been required to pack away their outdoor settings and indoor seating, but Melbourne’s famous Hellenic precinct at Eaton Mall, Oakleigh, is still open for business. Even so, …

Life

From Greek heyday to COVID-19: a business leader reflects

Prominent Melbourne businessman Jim Pothitos learnt the score about business at 15 years old. It was the then working class inner-Melbourne suburb of Prahran, the year was 1962 and the …

Features

Where the streets have Greek names… and plaques and memorials

“This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are. -Plato Australia, it is said, is a country of immigrants. It has had hundreds of years of …

News

Richmond Greek trader says injecting room belongs in a hospital

A long-standing Richmond Greek business owner says the state government was wrong to extend the Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) operation in North Richmond for another three years, stating the …

Life

Click all your worries away with komboloi beads

“I will do away with the watch And I will get a komboloi, So I can count the sorrows and the sighs. Song “Roloi, Komboloi”, debut singer Grigoris Bithikotsis Not …

Dialogue

‘My life in Richmond’, living near an injecting room

For 21 years I have lived in a suburb which is colloquially referred to as having the “David Jones of drugs” and in a street within the non-affectionately known “golden …

News

Greek locals dub Richmond’s trial injecting room a failure

Greek residents and traders in Richmond have branded Victoria’s only safe injecting room, in North Richmond, a failure saying a different response was needed to fight the area’s drug problem. …

Life

Now, that’s better! Then and now at Eaton Mall, Oakleigh

Oakleigh’s famous Hellenic precinct in Eaton Mall is alive and well. Patrons enjoyed seated dining inside and outside the area’s famous eateries, throughout this week as restaurants opened to diners …