The Tsakopoulos name is prominent on some admired Downtown landmarks, with good reason. A gift from Angelo Tsakopoulos in his wife’s honor closed a financing gap at The Sofia B Street Theatre complex on Capitol Avenue. Not far away, he helped fund the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria on I Street.
But another member of the family, Angelo’s nephew Sotiris Kolokotronis, who freely admits he moved from his native Greece to Sacramento because the California capital seemed like a good place to make money, has had more to do with shaping Downtown’s renaissance than just about anyone.
For the irrepressibly upbeat and optimistic Kolokotronis—he took a hard fall in the last recession when the market wasn’t as enthusiastic as he was—his recent success is as sweet as a slice of baklava.
“You never know how things come together,” the 60-year-old developer said during a recent interview at a Midtown restaurant.
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