Beloved Grand Rapids Area Gyro Restaurant Shutting Down For Good
After 12 years in business, a popular drive-thru and takeout gyro joint is closing its doors.
Mr. Gyros Drive-Thru and Takeout announced the closure to Facebook, saying,
It has been a wonderful 12 years and the owner and his family would like to thank everyone for making this journey memorable. You all will remain close to his heart. It was his dream to open a restaurant and share his love for food with all, and his dream came true.
The restaurant is located at 2260 Alpine Ave. in Walker. A Google Street View image from December 2022 appears to have a for sale sign out front.
According to the Facebook post, the owner started his restaurant journey in 2000 with the purchase of Eastown Deli in Eastown from the previous owner.
He then moved and opened his own place, Mr. Gyros on Lake Michigan Drive. Once his kids grew up and moved out of town, he decided to open a smaller restaurant - the takeout spot on Alpine.
The post continues,
It’s been about 23 years living is dream with the community. He just wanted to make ends meet enough to pay his bills and share his love with the community. He is fragile and needs to retire. Today will be a hard day for him. His wife and him will be the only ones working today. Make sure to say your goodbye to them today.
Customers are sharing their thoughts on Mr. Gyros closing.
We LOVE Mr. Gyros!!! So sad to hear of retirement. Thank you for the years of good food!!
I’ll really miss you and your food. Best gyros, falafel and tzatziki around!
The absolute best food around and such wonderful people. Please enjoy retirement knowing all the lives you have touched with your smiles and good eats.