You are here

The gyros ($5.80) with homemade tzatziki sauce and fresh tomatoes — along with a quarter-pound of fried zucchini ($2.60) — are the bread and butter of Nicky’s Gyros in Lockport. Photos by Benjamin Conboy/22nd Century Media
Sophie Theodossopoulos (left) and her sister Genie Hart run the restaurant, as a portrait of their father, Nicky, greets customers.
Benjamin Conboy, Assistant Editor
2:28 am CDT March 9, 2020

One day in 1995, Nicky Theodossopoulos called his son Tim’s high school.

He told them the gyros restaurant he just opened in Lockport had a line out the front door. The cops were there directing traffic, because there were so many customers, even at a time when the surrounding area was still mostly farmland.

Nicky needed Tim to leave school and come to work.

Twenty-five years later, not much has changed at Nicky’s Gyros. Though Nicky died 10 years ago, the restaurant that is his namesake lives on with his three children at the helm.