January 9, 2013
Jimmy Goranitis, owner of Milano’s restaurant in Springfield, greets more than 100 guests at a surprise party celebrating his birthday and the restaurant’s 33rd anniversary.
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Friends, family throw surprise party to celebrate Milano’s restaurant and owner Jimmy Goranitis’ birthday.
On a typical Saturday night, Milano’s restaurant, a Springfield institution, is packed with regulars and newcomers. But last Saturday was different. There was standing room only in the restaurant as more than 100 family, friends, customers and employees eagerly waited for owner Jimmy Goranitis to walk through the doors so they could shout “surprise!” They were celebrating his 55th birthday as well as the 33rd anniversary of the family-owned restaurant.