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Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Cellar Building

Ca. 1890

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 27, 2015
1. The Cellar Building Marker
Inscription. Nick Kappas emigrated from Greece in 1913 and located in Roanoke. After the VPI vs. VMI annual football game in Roanoke, VPI cadets who frequented a restaurant where Kappas worked, persuaded him to move to Blacksburg to open his own business. He started the restaurant in 1921 in this building, and the business continues today. The restaurant had several different official names, but has always been called ‘the Greek's’ by its loyal customers. Today it is known as the Cellar Restaurant.

Visit www.Blacksburg.gov/museum for more information.

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(left) Nick Kappas May 16, 1897 – November 12, 1995
(right) Restaurant Interior c. 1930
 
Location. 37° 13.854′ N, 80° 24.908′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of College Avenue Extension and North Main Street (Business U.S. 460), on the right when traveling west on College Avenue Extension. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 North Main Street, Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Black (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about
The Cellar Building image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 27, 2015
2. The Cellar Building
500 feet away); The Armory (about 600 feet away); William Frank Henderson (about 600 feet away); John Houston Squires (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carol Montgomery Newman (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Addison Caldwell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paul Ernest Torgersen (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Cellar Restaurant. (Submitted on June 27, 2015.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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