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A Dollar and a Dream: How a fabled Wall Street institution came to be.

Traders Magazine, September 2002

Gregory Bresiger

It began with the dream of a young man growing up in Greece. The pursuit of that dream led him to a neighborhood in lower Manhattan. A famous Wall Street institution, Harry's at Hanover Square, actually came naturally to the enterprising fellow. Harry Poulakakos had run a small business even as a teenager growing up in Sparta, Greece. "My father told me there would be a good opportunity for a better life in the United States," he said. In 1956, Harry Poulakakos took a chance. He came to the United States with the dream, and some might have said an impossible dream, of running and owning a business.

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