Greaziez Is Back

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A downtown Hillsboro business that has been in the same family for 110 years is back in business.

Jimmy Milanos opened the doors at 6 p.m. Wednesday for his family business on Main Street that had been closed since the June 30 death of his brother, Willie Milanos.

"Everything is almost exactly the same," the new owner said, "except for the name.  Everyone always called it Greaziez, so that's what it's going to be."

Milanos was working away Wednesday afternoon getting ready for opening night.  That included a visit from his pastor, Ryan Jackson of World Harvest Church, who he asked to stop by to ask a blessing on the venture.

The menu, with its selection of plate-specials unusually named "smacks" will also be familiar to diners.

"I left the Willie Smack in honor of my brother's death," Milanos said.  "He's still part of this restaurant and he always will be."

The restaurant has been in his family's hands since his great-uncle Angelo bought it in 1904, Milanos said.  

Hours will be from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday.  Cindy Greenwood is manager.

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