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Well known restaurant owner dies at age 94

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Montgomery restaurant owner Gus V. Polizos passed away Tuesday at the age of 94.

Polizos is known for starting the Riviera Restaurant in 1955. The restaurant served as the social hot spot for governors, celebrities, and Montgomery residents for 24 years.The restaurant closed down in the late 1970's.

Polizos' son, state legislator Dimitri Polizos, owns the Mr. Gus's restaurant located on Atlanta Highway.

Polizos leaves behind his wife, 3 children, 6 grand children, 4 great grand children and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral is set for 11 a.m. on Friday at the Greek Orthodox Church on Mt. Meigs Road. Visitation is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Leak Memory Funeral Home on Thursday.

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