Student Reporting

Northeastern business student team’s project helps save local cafe

Michael Berkhofer (left) with Themistocles "Lakis" Vlahoulis.

The Il Panino Cafe and Grill in Jamaica Plain was saved from failure with the help of a team of Northeastern University business students.  The owner, Themistocles “Lakis” Vlahoulis, credits students Michael Berkhofer, Daniel Lee and a team of students who took on the cafe for a class project; with saving his business.  The class, Small Business Management and Growth, is taught by Prof. Kimberly Eddleston. Journalism student Aida Velazquez-Santiago told how the students helped turn the restaurant into a success in her October 15 article,”Northeastern University students help Jamaica Plain restaurant,” in the Jamaica Plain edition of Your Town. Velazquez-Santiago wrote the article as part of Lisa Chedekel’s class, “Writing for Your Town.”

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Photo courtesy of Michael Berkhofer.