BAKERY VICTORY SWEET SHOP
Fourteen. That’s how many days they knew each other before they became man and wife.”…. They make their success sound as straightforward as mixing flour, sugar and eggs, but it was — and still is — a tremendous amount of work, even though their daughter, Anna, has joined the team……/George and Antigoni were born in the Greek Dodecanese, the dozen-island chain in the Aegean Sea. George grew up in Nisyros; Antigoni is from Rhodes.
In 1968, he bought the Victory, which was a small luncheonette on 23rd Avenue at 28th Street. George, does most of the baking; Antigoni makes the mini and rolled pastries. She starts later because she’s the chef for the café, which features a Mediterranean menu. Things went so well that in 1986, they expanded Victory and moved it to Steinway Street……/their two children helped out, and in 2008, Anna gave up her career as a hedge-fund analyst to join them full time.
In 2012, they enlarged the business again, adding the Victory Garden Café……/we’re used to the work, and we like it,” George says. Antigoni adds, “We have a good relationship with our customers. They are like family.”……./Speaking of family, if George and Antigoni ever do retire — he’s 67, she’s 64 — it will still be a victory for Victory because Anna will take it over.
In her hands, they figure that Victory will hit the century mark.