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Matt
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Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 3:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey. Just read this article in the Detroit News about the owner of Plaka Cafe in Greektown and his son being arrested for tax evasion.

Anyone else catch this?

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20080229/M ETRO01/802290387/1410/METRO01
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Chitaku
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Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 3:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

someone I know mentioned this
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401don
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Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 4:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"we are hoping this case sends a strong message - that my office is watching carefully . . ."

yeah that's why you needed to be tipped off after 11 yrs. of not filing their taxes.
What happens when you don't watch carefully?
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Evelyn
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Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 5:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Awww... does this mean that Plaka's will be closed? That stinks.
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 5:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

**** ****** **** First Paris Cafe, now Plaka. All my favorite breakfast joints are going out of business.
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Superaygun
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Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 6:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

no more bacon cheeseburger deluxes and Tom threatening to kick the waitresses' asses if they didn't give great service, which they always did. bummer.
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Deteamster
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Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 8:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Plakas was gross. The food is terrible and I've had nothing but bad experiences there. Their only virtue was that they were open all the time. There are better places to eat in Greektown(namely, any other place) and Detroit.
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Rjlj
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Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 8:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

True to that Deteamster but where are you going to eat at 4 A.M. after stumbling out of the casino?
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Aiw
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Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 8:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

SRG! How are ya?
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 9:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is this one of those closures until they pay or will they be gone for good?
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Lefty2
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Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That was a good place to eat after the casino's not great but ok. I can't believe the state is this F'd up where it takes them 12 years to figure out they haven't filed taxes.

Maybe I should start a business and just not file tax returns for ten years. That would make me rich, then I could move to Belize and retire nicely.
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Spaceboykelly
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Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Plakas has to be the worst shit I've ever eaten in the city. I tried going there late at night a few times and every time I wished I had eaten a 50 cent microwave burrito instead.

Apparently they quit paying off or giving free foods to the right officials.
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Malcovemagnesia
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Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 11:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No more Blind Pig upstairs or Kaseri Cheese Omlettes. Boooooo, this sucks!
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Gambling_man
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Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 5:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Plaka is open folks.
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Sandyrabbit
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Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 6:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

plaka is indeed yaka. :-)
the food was so so...but that owner was a real jackass to his waitresses, i'd have to agree with the above poster on that one.
i used to wait tables so i am a bit touchy about this. but his tone and the look on his face when he would badger his staff made me cringe. i quit eating there just because of it.
waiting tables is a thankless job to begin with (my experience anyways), it doesn;t help when you have some jerk ego inflated boss breathing down your neck. ick.
they are an icon though. taxes suck. i agree, but i think i may have heard somewhere once that it takes money to make money.
12 years? how is that even possible?
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 6:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Plaka is open folks."

Hurray!! It's not the greatest food, but it is so convenient after a long night of drinking.
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Paulmcall
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Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 3:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Guess you have to be drunk to appreciate it.
Gosh, $1.5 million in back taxes is a lot of hot dogs.
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Kathleen
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Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 9:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Never had a bad meal there. Glad to know that it is still open!
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Enduro
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Posted on Monday, March 03, 2008 - 12:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am often drunk and I found the men's room to be disgusting. Great lakes of a different variety.

The food is just so-so.
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Broken_main
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Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 7:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Went to Plaka's yesterday and I had The worst gyro ever. I expect to go back tonight and complain.
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Downriviera
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Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 7:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Voted best diner in Real Detroit Weekly issue out today.
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Whittier70
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Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 7:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

plaka really sucks, the place is a hole and the food is really disgusting. i hope they close. go to lafayette coney island to eat downtown after hours. not american coney island, its an indoor bus stop /crackhead hangout.
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Mdoyle
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Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 7:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

business is business. There are plenty of truly awful eateries in the city. I'd rather have them than a vacant storefront in one of the more popular areas. This forum is lose/lose more often than not.
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Whittier70
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Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 7:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

highly unlikely anything will be vacant on monroe in greektown:-) so close plaka close. plaka belongs on grand river and joy.
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Michigansheik
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Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 7:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

plaka isn't fine dining, it's a 24hour hole and does this just fine, its fine for what it is.
i heard the hella's was going to close, is this true?
and what happened at paris cafe?
thread jack?
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Fury13
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Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 7:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hellas has been around for 100+ years. It would be a shame to lose that one.

Plaka is definitely a hole. Breakfast is about the only safe bet there. And, as has been noted, Tom the owner mercilessly badgers his staff.
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 11:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Paris Cafe closed :-(
But their wifi didn't :-)

I have been to Plaka probably 50 times and I'm pretty sure all I've had is the breakfast. Nothing to complain there, but I have heard mixed reviews of the other menu items.
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Billk
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Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 2:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Doesn't Plakas also own the Big City Grill on Mich/Washington? I wonder if this will affect them...

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