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Picturing The Past: Pete Bikas Greek Restaurant Owner: Struggle And Success - Brevard NC

 

December 31, 2018

Snow remained piled in the middle of downtown streets following a March 1960 snowstorm. (Courtesy photo)

This week's featured photograph is looking south down Broad Street from the intersection of Broad and Main streets in Brevard. The signs along the building fronts identify long-time Brevard businesses, including Morris Pharmacy, Jones Newsstand, Crest Five & Dime and Varner's Drug.

On the north side of Crest is a large sign for Bikas Restaurant - Home of Country Ham. Although Bikas Restaurant only operated under that name from 1958-1960, owner Pete Bikas was a well-known restaurateur.

Bikas was born in Greece in 1893. He served in the Greek cavalry and in King Constantine's Royal...



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