A locally owned and operated neighborhood restaurant reopens after a complete renovation
Manchester, NH – Margie’s Dream located at 172 Hayward St has been a staple in Manchester’s breakfast scene for more than 35 years and the tradition will continue as Margie’s Dream celebrated its Grand Re-opening on Thursday. “This restaurant is filled with lots of history and memories”, stated new owner George Kokkinos, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife Becky. “When the previous owner passed away we did not want the dream to die.” Thus began the rebirth of Margie’s Dream from a place for trucker’s to grab a quick breakfast and coffee to a place that serves home-style comfort food that is suitable for the entire family.
Over a dozen people where on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony, including Mayor Ted Gatsas and Alderman Pat Long. “In Manchester, this is where you can come to get great food at reasonable prices”, stated Mayor Ted Gatsas during the grand reopening, who has frequented Margie’s Dream for decades. “I remember when this was a truck stop and you use to fall over crates trying to get to the restroom”.
Owners George and Becky Kokkinos completely renovated the interior of the restaurant. During the ribbon cutting ceremony George spoke about his decision to purchase the restaurant and the help he received along the way. “If it were not for the Mayor and the Economic Development Office, we would not be here today. The Economic Development Office has several programs that help small business owners which is needed, especially in this economy.” George was referring to the Revolving Loan Fund which provided the extra capitol George and Becky needed to finish the interior renovations and purchase equipment. Margie’s Dream received a $30,000 loan through the Revolving Loan Fund which is a program offered by the city that provides working capital to new or existing businesses in order to help them expand and create jobs.
Margie’s Dream offers a breakfast and lunch menu and is open Monday-Saturday from 6:00am-2:00pm and on Sundays from 7:00am-1:00pm. For more information about Margie’s Dream, please call George Kokkinos at 603.627.4922. For more information about the Revolving Loan Fund please contact Chris Wellington at 603.624.6505 or visit www.yourmanchesternh.com and click on grow your business than incentives.