Mayor Adams Highlights Greek Cusina Building's New Start


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No downtown Portland building attracted more controversy over the past couple of years than the structure at Southwest 4th and Washington that formerly housed the Greek Cusina. After a long battle with City Commissioner Randy Leonard's Housing Interdiction Team, Greek Cusina owner Ted Papas closed his restaurant last January and lost his building to foreclosure. In May, a group called Asia ...   More
 
Thursday, November 18, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Greek Cusina Gone, Owner Says He'll Sue the City


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After a long battle with Portland city officials, the Greek Cusina closed over the weekend. For the past couple of years, City Commissioner Randy Leonard's "HIT Team," which includes representatives of the Portland Police Bureau, Portland Fire & Rescue and the Bureau of Development Services, has battled Cusina owner Ted Papas (above) over code violations. After the city slapped liens totaling ...   More
 
Monday, January 4, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Greek Cusina Owner Sues City of Portland, Randy Leonard (Updated)


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The fall-out from Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard's Housing Interdiction Squad (also known as the "HIT Team") continues. The HIT Team's enforcement actions contributed to the closure of at least two controversial downtown businesses: Cindy's Adult Bookstore and the Greek Cusina. Last November, the owners of Cindy's sued Leonard and the City of Portland. On May 13, Ted Papas, (below) ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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