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Downtown Ela! Greek Taverna Restaurant to concentrate in the suburban market!!
Owners cite changing needs of the Halifax downtown market

Halifax, NS, November 6, 2012 - Opa Greek Taverna, now known as ela! Greek Taverna, is closing its downtown Halifax restaurant to focus on its restaurants in Bayers Lake and Dartmouth Crossing and its new plans to expand into other markets concentrating in suburban areas.
The trio of Greek restaurants, which offer traditional Greek cuisine with a flair in an authentic atmosphere, have won the Coast’s Best Greek food award every year.
The original Argyle location owned by Costa Elles and Chris Tzaneteas will be closing its doors November 6, 2012.
Downtown Halifax and Argyle street specifically has changed its facade. It is no longer a dining destination for Haligonians but for late night entertainment seekers. “We are sitting in a key location in the heart of the late night Entertainment District on Argyle Street and are confident that a new concept will be able to take advantage of the infrastructure fairly quickly”
“We’ve enjoyed special occasions, family gatherings and great meals with diners in our Argyle street location and hope they will follow us to our other restaurants where we are happy to announce that were able to retain and accommodate our valuable staff with positions. We feel great about our decision and look ahead to a bright future!” 
“Our future plans with ela! are to expand into markets outside of Metro Halifax and into the other Atlantic Provinces.  We already have a possible site that may become a reality within a year from now, in New Brunswick.”
This move should help us focus on growth in our other two locations in Nova Scotia and to expand into other markets.”

For more information Contact:
Costa Elles, Owner
Tel:  9028308804
ela! Greek Taverna




Since we opened our first ela! Greek Taverna (formerly Opa) over a decade ago, our commitment has been to provide you with the most authentic Greek dining experience possible; the same kind of wonderful experience enjoyed by our families and friends while growing up in the villages of Greece.

Our passion is simple: select the best ingredients for which to prepare our food. Everyone in our organization is relentless about sourcing the freshest, highest quality items from local organic farms whenever possible. The succulent lamb comes
from Colchester County, the delicious chicken and beef comes from the beautiful Annapolis Valley, and the highly praised fish comes from Sambro and the coast of Nova Scotia.

We take great pride in our commitment to buy local, which also contributes tremendously to saving the environment.

By combining such high quality, local ingredients from here with authentic extra virgin olive oil, feta and olives found in the mountains and hills of beautiful Greece, our chefs personally nurture each dish to maintain the ingredient’s distinct flavor and nutritional value

This passion, and the wonderful feedback from you, our customers and friends, had garnished us the praise of The Coast , as it has recognized us for the “Best Greek
Food” eleven years running, We thank you for this!

From both of us and the entire team at ela! We welcome you to experience what we believe to be the best in authentic Greek cuisine and culture. As we did with family and friends in Greece before every meal, we ask you to join us in raising your glass and saying “YIAMAS” – which means “To our health”.

Press Release

Opa! Greek Taverna to be renamed ela! Greek Taverna

May 4, 2011 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Opa! Greek Taverna, a successful trio of authentic Greek restaurants with locations in downtown Halifax, Bayer’s Lake, and Dartmouth Crossing, will be known as ela! Greek Taverna, effective immediately.

The change is the outcome of a trademark issue that has been settled, and there will be no other changes as a result that would affect the restaurant’s thriving business.







Book your reservation today at any one of our three locations. Online reservations system coming soon!

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