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Letter describing family’s connection to restaurant posted to ‘Save the Crystal’ Facebook page

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WATERTOWN — A member of the family that owns the Crystal Restaurant penned a letter posted to the Save the Crystal Restaurant’s Facebook page Saturday.

In a letter titled “The Crystal Restaurant: Our Home,” Ellen Dephtereos Pirro wrote of her family’s longstanding connection to Watertown and to the restaurant many have described as a landmark in the city.

Restaurant owners Libby S. and Peter J. Dephtereos were notified by their landlord, Ricky Frazier, that they were being evicted at the end of this month.

Mr. Frazier said he was forced to evict them because they have failed to sign a five-year lease for the 1,700-square-foot restaurant.

“On behalf of the Dephtereos family, I want to thank everyone for the support you have shown the Crystal Restaurant and us. We want to reassure everyone that as far as we are concerned, it is business as usual,” Mrs. Dephtereos Pirro wrote, before describing the origins of the family ownership of the restaurant.

The letter can be viewed at http://wdt.me/986b8e.

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