Business fulfills life long dream

T onya Bowen has always dreamed of owning her own business and that dream recently became a realty with the opening of American Pizza Pie at 24 West Main Street.
“I always wanted to have a business of my own and one day my husband came home and said ‘do you want to give it a try’” Tonya said.
“It was always a dream of her’s and we decided to give it a try,” Joe Bowen, Tonya’s husband said.
The business was essentially a turn-key operation. The location had previously been home to a number of pizza places and all the equipment was already in house. The only thing that was missing was a little institutional knowledge, something Tonya has since gained at home.
“I had to practice making dough,” she said.
The eatery had a soft opening on July 7 and interest in the new business has steadily grown since.
“We wanted to start slowly so we could kind of get used to it. But it’s been picking up a bit. Friday night was really good,” Tonya said.
The eatery has thus far been an entirely family-run affair. Tonya and Joe, who have been together for eight years and live on the Granville-Whitehall town line have handled all the aspects of the business themselves, from the advertising to the cooking.
The eatery offers pizza and other related free for pickup and has a few tables for diners who want to sit down and eat. Tonya said American Pizza Pie will offer wings, French fries, and even chicken parmesan.
“It’s made with real chicken, not that fake, processed stuff,” she said.
The menu also includes lasagna, eggplant parmesan, spaghetti, calzones, specialty pizzas and a variety of appetizers and subs.
Tonya said the couple’s primary goal as of right now is to “increase the lunch crowd” and they hope to add delivery in the future.
American Pizza Pie is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 to 8:30 p.m. on Sundays.
The eatery can be reached at 642-1012. They are also on Facebook.

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Skene Manor opens for season Saturday

SkeneManor-20100512006-Featured

By Matthew Saari For many people spring heralds longer days, chirping birds, greener trees and warmer temperatures. For Whitehallers, it […]

Earth Day activities throughout the region

clean up (1)

By Serena Kovalosky Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and locals are bringing their gloves, rakes and community spirit to […]

Granville raises tuition for Vermont students

20180417_073942

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education, after considering the loss of designation and other changes in Vermont […]

Whitehall teen charged for ‘terroristic threat’

threat

By Matthew Saari State Police arrested a 14-year-old Whitehall student last week, charging him with making a “terroristic threat,” a […]

518 Wheels – 04/19/18

518 Wheels 4-20-18.pdf-web.pdf

North Country Freepress – 04/13/18

FreePress_4_13_18.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 04/13/18

Lakes_4_13_18.pdf-web.pdf

Northshire Freepress – 04/13/18

Northshire_4_13_18.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 04/12/18

518 Wheels 4_13_18.pdf-web.pdf

No tax hike: Village to tap into reserves for budget

municipal close

By Matthew Saari In an effort to keep the tax rate flat, the Whitehall Village Board has decided to dip […]

Demolition done, new store to rise

stew

By Krystle S. Morey Demolition of three homes on Quaker Street to make room for a new Stewart’s Shops store […]

RV Dealer eyes Hampton site

HAMPTON RV2

By Matthew Saari   A Vermont-based recreational vehicle dealership is planning on setting up shop in Hampton. Brandon RV of […]