Monday, May 20, 2013
The owners of the East Penn Diner are now hiring and as soon as the staff is set the doors of the new eatery will officially open.
Special to Emmaus Patch By Chrissy Cilento, Emmaus High School Senior Wondering when the East Penn Diner on Chestnut Street will finally be open? Well, the wait is almost over! Originally set to open in January, the diner ran into some trouble with construction, but now is nearly ready to open. The hiring process is underway, and as soon as the staff is set the doors will officially open. Owner George Draklellis says that there most likely won't be any sort of ceremony to the opening, just a quiet affair, so keep your eyes peeled for the day when the "Open" sign goes up. Although the construction went a little longer than anticipated, the extra time has definitely paid off. For those who remember the building back when it was the …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Queen City Diner owners are expanding the family-run operation to Emmaus and reopening the former Emmaus Diner under the East Penn Diner name.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Special to Emmaus Patch By Chrissy Cilento, Emmaus High School Senior It may not look like anything more than a construction site now, but in a few months what used to be the Emmaus Diner will reopen under new owners as the brand-spankin’ new East Penn Diner. As a second branch of Queen City Diner, the East Penn Diner will be open 24/7 to provide the entire East Penn community with eats from cheeseburgers to chops and everything in between. After nearly 17 years of being in business, Queen City Diner co-owners and brothers George and Odiseas Draklellis and their families decided they wanted to expand their successful business to another location. Emmaus proved to be the perfect spot -- it’s situated close to Queen City and it’s right in …
Friday, August 19, 2011
More shocking news about a local business, the Emmaus Diner, has people buzzing.
Emmaus residents share their reaction to yesterday's news about the owner of the Emmaus Diner being charged, along with two others, with stealing $260,000 from an elderly Emmaus woman.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Hristos “Chris” Dimou, owner of the Emmaus Diner, has been charged in connection with the theft of $260,000 from a senior citizen over a two-year period.
Three people, including the owner of the Emmaus Diner, were charged with allegedly stealing $260,000 from an elderly Emmaus woman, Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin said at a press conference today. Hristos “Chris” Dimou, owner of the Emmaus Diner, his former girlfriend, Penelope Veronikis, 49, of Bethlehem, and her daughter, Barbara Paxos, 29, also of Bethlehem, were charged with criminal conspiracy and sent to Lehigh County Prison. They are charged with bilking Queen E. Hersh, formerly of 627 W. Greenleaf St., of virtually all of her assets over a two-year period, including a Pocono vacation home they sold without Hersh's consent for $170,000, according to the official reports. Hersh first learned that something was amiss …