Opa! Greektown at Sundown returns 

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Monroe Avenue is transforming into a pedestrian party from 6-10 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night for the second year in a row with the return of Greektown at Sundown.

The event closes the street to vehicles and brings street performers, entertainers, live music, interactive art, window displays, and more to Greektown; it takes place on Monroe between Beaubien and St. Antoine.

The kickoff of Greektown at Sundown earlier this month was done in partnership with the 2016 Grand Prix, with an IndyCar and some of the race's drivers visiting Monroe Avenue.

"We are excited to celebrate the return of Greektown's summer weekend event series and the return of racing to Detroit," Greektown Preservation Society President Tasso Teftsis says in a release. Teftsis is the co-owner of Astoria Pastry Shop, Redsmoke Barbeque, and Krema.

"We would like to thank Greektown Casino-Hotel for their continued support of Greektown at Sundown, helping us to bring increased visitors and revenue to Detroit and to Greektown."

The following restaurants offer al fresco dining during Greektown at Sundown: Astoria Pastry Shop, Cold Stone Creamery, Golden Fleece, Krema, Pappy's Bar & Grill, PizzaPapalis, Plaka, Redsmoke Barbeque, Santorini Estiatorio, and Sharky's on Monroe.

Actor Mark Wahlberg's burger chain Wahlburgers also plans to offer outdoor seating at its Greektown location when it opens this summer, according to a release.

For more information about Greektown at Sundown, visit facebook.com/greektowndetroit.

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