Parthenon restaurant in Lincoln shutting its doors after nearly 20 years

The owners say they will now focus on catering and their food truck

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The owners of the Parthenon Greek Grill and Taverna announced Tuesday that they will be closing its doors after nearly 20 years.

The last day of business will be June 19, according to a Facebook post.

After shutting its doors, the restaurant will transition to a catering-only format at a new location.

The owners say they will also be serving Parthenon favorites through the Kouzina Food Truck.

The Mettle Grill in Hickman will take over the Parthenon’s current location near 56th and Highway 2.

“I respect and admire everything George and Mike have done to make the Parthenon a fixture in the Lincoln community,” said Susantha Weerasinghe, the owner of The Mettle Grill.  “We have big shoes to fill and we will work hard for the opportunity to earn the business of this community.  I see this as a passing of the torch and not as a restaurant trying to replace the Parthenon.”

Those with Parthenon gift cards can mail them back to the restaurant to receive a refund.

“We can’t thank you all enough for the past 20 years, and we want to reassure you that we’ll still be here, simply in a different way,” the Facebook post reads.

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