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Greek Australian owners of Justinian’s Cafe & Dessert Bar close its doors permanently

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Justin and Elizabeth Georgopoulos have permanently closed the doors of the popular Justinian’s Cafe & Dessert Bar at Macarthur Square in Sydney’s south-west after seven years.

The Greek Australian couple announced the news on Facebook and said they are “disappointed” to have to close the multi-award winning business but the last few years have been difficult.

“The last couple of years we have seen through lockdowns, restrictions, a devastating break in, 9 months of dealing with the massive construction site that continues to encroach on our premises and finally lease negotiations,” Justin and Elizabeth wrote on the Facebook post.

“We can assure you we gave it our all and put up our best fight through every challenge.”

The couple’s decision to close the cafe and dessert bar has been met with cries of disappointment from the locals on social media.

“Absolutely guttered for such a worthy small business. We love the food and atmosphere there it’s like a second home!” one Facebook user wrote.

“So sorry to hear this. I love coming to your cafe. Staff are wonderful, food fantastic and feel good when there,” another Facebook comment read.

In response, Justin and Elizabeth have thanked their customers and “amazing team” for all their support.

“We have loved getting to know you all over the years. Many of you have become part of our Justinian’s family,” the couple concluded.

“Seeing your smiles, having a chat, a laugh or an 80’s sing-along has been a blast, and memories that we will treasure forever.”

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