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Street food business expands into second site

A street food business has established its second North East site as it continues to expand across the region.

Acropolis has built a following for its range of Greek street food through its base in Newcastle’s Grainger Market, in addition to its regular pop-ups at the likes of the Quayside Market and By The River Brew in Newcastle, Jesmond Market and Tynemouth Market.

Now, Acropolis has added a second permanent site to its portfolio by opening in the Stack shipping container development in Newcastle, joining the array of independent traders at the venue.

The business was established by brothers Viktor and Filip Tachan with their friend Yusef Yenil, and has grown significantly since first starting out in 2016. Acropolis now has a team of people who create its range of dishes – including gyros, souvlaki and mezze, all freshly made to order – for numerous events simultaneously, in addition to operating its static city centre sites.

Acropolis is now braced for further growth and is already on the lookout for further sites to add to its North East portfolio and expand its brand further.

Vikor said: “We have grown beyond our expectations since we first set up as a pop-up operator and have established a really strong and loyal customer base across the region, which is growing all the time. We are so pleased our Greek street food has been so warmly received.

“Moving into Stack is a really big move for us and increases our Newcastle city centre presence further still. We are really busy in the Grainger Market and this will help us to serve even more customers in another iconic setting.  

“We are really ambitious and always keen to look at the next opportunity, so we are already looking at what comes next for Acropolis and our team.”

Acropolis turned to the specialist real estate team at Sintons for support in acquiring their unit within Stack. Partner Tom Wills and trainee solicitor Jay Balmer completed the deal.

Tom Wills said: “Acropolis has become one of the region’s favourite street food companies and the team have worked really hard to build their reputation, attending markets and events in all weathers and seasons to get their business off the ground and build it to the success it has become.

“The acquisition of another site is a big move for the team and they are already looking at future opportunities to continue on their strong path of growth. We are very pleased to have helped them secure the site at Stack and look forward to supporting them going forward.”