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Downtown businesses donate portion of sales to support fellow owner’s cancer battle

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Downtown Reno merchants and eateries are donating a percentage of one-day sales to supplement medical bills and keep the doors to an original West Street Market business open during the owner’s battle with cancer.

Reno restaurateur Niko Theologitis, who opened the first and longest standing establishment in West Street Market in 2009, Niko’s Greek Kitchen, was recently diagnosed with aggressive bone cancer. With few options left, Niko is entering his second round of chemotherapy. To continue to run the Greek restaurant and cover medical bills, The Reno Riverwalk Merchants Association and several downtown businesses have banded together to support their friend and neighbor during his time of need.

On July 21, Campo, Reno eNVy, Sierra Tap House, Java Jungle, Jungle Vino, Wild River Grille and Z-Pie will donate 10% of the day’s sales to help save Niko. A silent auction, raffle and cocktails at Se7en On West will take place from 3-5 p.m. In addition, West Street Market’s Bowl restaurant will offer a Greek-themed dinner from 5-9 p.m., with all proceeds going directly to Niko.

Patrons need only shop, eat, and enjoy the amenities of downtown to participate in the event. Visitrenoriver.org/nikosfriends for more information.

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