Siblings Ilias, Vanessa and Anna Iliopoulos have decided to temporarily close Fresco, their 8-year-old gelateria-cafe at 138 Second Ave. and return to their native Greece.
They plan to reopen Fresco early next year here between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street, and possibly pivot to a full-service cafe model.
"It's not a landlord issue. It's purely about the decrease in revenue due to COVID-19," Ilia told EVG correspondent Steven about the temporary closing.
He says that they plan to stay open until the end of the weekend depending on when they run out of supplies.
Photo of Ilias and Vanessa by Steven.