George Makkos

Terrace on the Park lease to be up for bid
Terrace on the Park lease to be up for bid
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/25/2013 at 1:56PM

Terrace on the Park operators want to upgrade the facility and are looking to get a new lease on the popular and historic Flushing Meadows-Corona Park catering hall to do so. Their contract with the city’s Parks Department expires next March, officials said. The department has issued a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for the [...]

Bayside restaurant Vivaldi celebrates grand opening
Bayside restaurant Vivaldi celebrates grand opening
Dining Queens Courier Staff 7/25/2013 at 9:43AM

Vivaldi, at 201-10 Cross Island Parkway, celebrated its grand opening on July 23. “I feel excellent for being able to bring it to opening day today,” said operator George Makkos. “I’m happy to be here.” The restaurant replaces Patrizia’s of Bayside. It was also once Caffe on the Green and Valentino’s on the Green.   [...]

New owner looks to end unlucky streak at former Patrizia’s of Bayside site
New owner looks to end unlucky streak at former Patrizia’s of Bayside site
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/24/2013 at 1:44PM

The new owner of a luckless Bayside restaurant site is determined to end a streak of bad breaks at the locale. “We’re going to bring it back to its original glory,” said George Makkos, whose newest restaurant, Vivaldi, replaces Patrizia’s of Bayside. The 201-10 Cross Island Parkway building had been a revolving door of new [...]

Parks Department finds new operator for Patrizia’s of Bayside
Parks Department finds new operator for Patrizia’s of Bayside
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/13/2013 at 7:15PM

Patrizia’s of Bayside, the former site of Caffe on the Green and Valentino’s on the Green, has found a new operator, according to Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski. “We are very excited that a new concessionaire will be operating the former Valentino’s on the Green and look forward to the reopening,” said Lewandowski. The new [...]