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Former “Bachelorette” contestant to open family restaurant in Dawson
Giorgio’s Italian restaurant set to open summer 2018
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Former “Bachelorette” contestant Constantine Tzortzis has released details about expanding his family’s restaurant to Dawson County in the next year. - photo by For the Dawson County News
A long-standing restaurant and staple in Forsyth County that was made famous by one of its proprietor’s 2011 stint on the TV show The Bachelorette is coming to Dawsonville within the next year, according to co-owner Constantine Tzortzis.

Tzortzis, who was a contestant on the 7th season of The Bachelorette, said Tuesday that best case scenario, the new Dawson restaurant will open the summer of 2018.
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Dawson County property records show the new Giorgio’s location will be at the corner of Northside Dawson Drive and Industrial Park Road off Ga. 400.

The Tzortzis family bought the property, 1.53 acres to the left of the Northside Hospital Urgent Care at the corner of Northside Dawson Drive and Industrial Park Road, in April 2016.

Tzortzis said that a meeting is scheduled Wednesday with architects and contractors that should result in more concrete plans for the new restaurant, but that for now, the project is in the design phase.

Tzortzis said the family has met with the county and is hammering out small details before construction begins.

The family-owned business specializes in Italian, Greek and American food and was established in Cumming in 1991. The current restaurant is located at the corner of Atlanta and Buford highways in the Lakeland Plaza.

Tzortzis co-owns the business with parents Dmitri and Elleni.

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Giorgio’s co-owners Elleni and Dmitri Tzortzis. - photo by For the Dawson County News