May 23, 2017 By Christian Murray
A new eatery is scheduled to open on Jackson Avenue next month.
Pantry, which will offer farm-fresh food, is opening at 24-20 Jackson Avenue taking over the space that was formerly occupied by Sage General.
The restaurant will be a fast-casual dining spot offering seasonal, healthy and wholesome food, according to its owners. The menu will consist of hearty dishes, signature salads, homemade soups, and specialty sandwiches. It will also be serving locally-roasted coffee.
The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast items will include omelets, yogurt, bagels and oatmeal.
The restaurant will not be serving liquor upon opening. However, the owners plan to apply for a wine and beer license once the restaurant is established.
The owners discovered the location by happenstance. Billy Demos, a real estate broker in Astoria and a Pantry co-owner, said he happened to come across the location after showing a client an apartment in the area.
He said that he always wanted to open a restaurant and the opportunity presented itself. His business partner Konstantinos Kousiaris also works in real estate in Astoria.
The manager of the restaurant, Aris Dalachanis is an Astoria resident who came to the United States from Greece two years ago. He worked in restaurants prior to coming to this country.