VT Stories Oral History Collection Oral History with Chris Kappas 4/6, August 31, 2018 (Ms2016-015)

Title

VT Stories Oral History Collection Oral History with Chris Kappas 4/6, August 31, 2018 (Ms2016-015)

Description

The fourth oral history interview in a series with Chris Kappas, longtime Blacksburg local and restauranteur.

In this interview, Chris Kappas talks about becoming principal partner in the Greek's restaurant with his father's former business partner, Jim Havelos. He covers restaurant operations, including running the Cellar and transitioning ownership, opening Souvlakis, and the proper pronunciation and consumption of "gyro". He ends on talking about downtown, including local businesses, Steppin' Out, the International Festival, and city planning.

Date

Rights

Permission to publish materials from the VT Stories Oral History Collection must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech.

Identifier

Ms2016-015_ChrisKappas_4

Rights Holder

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Virginia Tech

Interviewer

Joe Forte

Narrator

Chris Kappas

Production Team

Slade Lelock

Location

Newman Library, Virginia Tech

Duration

00:52:30

Citation

“VT Stories Oral History Collection Oral History with Chris Kappas 4/6, August 31, 2018 (Ms2016-015),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 20, 2024, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2016-015/Ms2016-015_ChrisKappas_4.