Costas Village Bar actually Dates back to 1926 as the old Village Tavern in Wayne. As shown in city documents of the time.
The bar, renamed Costas Village Bar, is now owned by me, Costas Ciungan, I am the grandson of Gus (Costas) Roussakies. Gus became the owner of the Village in the 1950s and my family has owned it ever since.
It’s cool because my Grand Father did a lot for the people in the community and I look forward carrying on his legacy as well has honoring his brother John Rossakies – who was a long time partner to my Grand Father.
Costas Village bar is located at 35234 W. Michigan Avenue, in downtown Wayne, just east of the historic State Wayne Theatre.
I want people to know that my family is back managing the bar and it is open for business under new management.
Family pride is evident in our bar. On one wall, we have framed photographs, some of them black and white, which showcase the generations of the Roussakies and Ciungan families. Not far away, are framed jerseys of mine that pay tribute to my rowing history and family’s boat-rowing days honor some notable wins in competition.
River’s Edge Gallery did a lot in helping us with the bar’s décor, which also includes framed copies of old newspapers. The makeover included new flooring, lighting, tables and other amenities. Costas Village Bar offers entertainment with pool tables, dart boards, Michigan Lottery Keno or Pull Tabs, and big-screen TVs.
On the menu, one of our signature burgers is named after Gus Roussakies, while the Ciungan shrimp and fries meal is named after my other grandfather, the late Virgil Ciungan, who once owned the popular Ciungan’s Shrimp House in Ecorse.
At Costas Village Bar, we try to support the local community as much as possible, such as buying our burger meat for hamburgers from Norm’s Market in Westland.
I hope to continue to develop strong ties to the community because it is a commitment I believe would make my grandfathers proud.
In five years I hope Costas Village Bar will be the go-to place for customers, a place where they can find a excellent service, a cold beer, an excellent meal, good friends, and conversation.
Our Mission: Costas Village Bar spans the power of optimism through creativity and the continuation of tradition, which requires the finest ingredients in our recipes, top of the line customer service, community engagement, and the maintenance of charming accommodations.
Costas Village Bar is where tradition lives on,
Costas Virgil Ciungan