Sanfratello's to close Main Street location in Glenwood

2014-06-19T13:27:00Z 2014-06-19T22:53:46Z Sanfratello's to close Main Street location in GlenwoodPaul Czapkowicz Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
June 19, 2014 1:27 pm  • 

GLENWOOD | Plans to reopen Sanfratello's Pizza at its 127 W. Main St. location have been scrapped, owner Joe Sanfratello said.

The popular eatery had been a fixture in the village for 45 years before closing its doors April 7.

A sign in front of the restaurant had indicated the store was closed to allow for renovations, but that sign has since been changed to read "building for sale."

In April, Sanfratello said the building needed to be brought up to code and that work had to be done on the kitchen floors, roof, windows and siding.

Sanfratello recently said the building just required too much work.

"It wouldn't be worth it," Sanfratello said. "A lot of that plumbing was a hundred years old."

Sanfratello said he now hopes to relocate the restaurant just about two blocks down Main Street and into two stores on the bottom level of the Nugent Square building, 50 Nugent St., which also contains residential space.

He said he is waiting for a new owner to take ownership of the building before he can sign a lease, and he figured that would occur in time for the restaurant to open this summer.

"We're going to have a beer garden out there," Sanfratello said.

Sanfratello said the village will assist with much of the cost of getting the new space ready for business.

Glenwood Village President Kerry Durkin could not be reached for comment but had previously expressed a desire to keep the restaurant in town.

Glenwood Building Department Director Kevin Welsh would not confirm that a move into Nugent Square is possible nor did he want to go into detail regarding the matter earlier this week.

"We are continuing to work with (Sanfratello) on alternatives," Welsh said.

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