Where Did Seros Go?
Underneath the new signs and behind the closed up windows and doors, the Greek-American restaurant is about to be re-created.
For more than 25 years, Seros has been a much-loved dining destination in Rochester Hills: from the coffee and breakfast combos to the gyros and homemade soups, Patch readers have repeatedly offered up praise for the Greek-American restaurant.
But where did Seros go?
The restaurant has been closed since the new year. Over the weekend, a sign for "Lucky's Prime Time" replaced the red and orange Seros sign along Walton Boulevard.
But underneath the new signs and behind the closed windows, that same family restaurant still exists.
Seros will reopen soon as Lucky's; owners Lucky and Alicia Vasilakis are making a few changes — among them: adding alcohol to the menu and a small dance floor to the interior.
The owners received a liquor license transfer from Rochester Hills City Council last summer; they had purchased the license from outside the city. Serving alcohol will allow the restaurant to compete with other restaurants during the dinner hour, Lucky Vasilakis said in his request for the liquor license transfer. Owners also received an entertainment permit from city leaders, which will allow for music and dancing in the future.
"We would like to thank you for your patronage to Seros Restaurant for all these years, since 1986," reads a hand-written note on the Seros front door. "We have loved the honor of servicing you.
"We will be closed temporarily to remodel and make improvements. We will be the same gracious owners but will change the name to Lucky's Prime Time. We look forward to servicing you in the near future."
Vasilakis has been in the restaurant business for 35 years. He owns Lucky's Steakhouse restaurants in Bay City, Clio, Davison, Fenton and Imlay City.