Not all beer and pizza
During the additional hours after the restaurant itself closes, the bar will still serve food, but from a more limited bar menu. As for being competition with other local bars, Phat Kats and The Packing House, Switser says that’s not his aim. “The goal is not to create a nightclub. We’re trying to be a restaurant with a full service bar,” said Switser. “I think that we’re filling some sort of a need in the area.” Owner Chad Pilotte of Phat
Kat’s says that he does not think that this addition to The Pizza
If you’d rather have a rum and Coke than a beer while eating at The Pizza Man, you’re now in luck.
The owner of The Pizza Man is remodeling the restaurant for the addition of a full sports bar, where liquor will now be served, multiple additional TVs will be put in, and the bar itself will be moved and expanded. “We have a small area now,” said owner Shane Switser of the expansion. “When there are bigger sports events, we have more than five people who want to watch the game.” Switser says that this is something that he has wanted to do with the restaurant for a while. The remodeling is happening little by little, and they are hoping to finish it soon. When the bar is all set up, it will be open until 11 p.m. during the week and midnight on Friday and Saturday. Currently, the restaurant is open until 9 on weeknights, and 10 on weekends. However, the restaurant has received a license
Photos and Story by Sarah Aube
from the town that permits Switser to serve alcohol until 1:30 if he ever chooses to. “We’ll see how it goes,” said Switser. “If there’s a need for it, we’ll stay open till 1:30.”
Man will affect him adversely be-
cause they serve different cus-
tomers. He said it is actually a good idea.
“It’s good to have a couple
more places around here,” says Pilopte. “It gets people out and
doing things.” The remodeling of The Pizza Man is giving the restaurant a new entrance, so customers won’t have to walk through the bar to get to the dining area. “We’re hoping to keep a family-friendly environment,” says Switser. Photos on opposite page, clockwise from top left: Beer on tap behind the new bar. The dining room, which will have a separate entrance when the bar opens. The new entrance. Right: The old entrance is closed off.