“Ohhh pa!” – the signature thank you for suggestions left for the crew at Paizi’s Gyros Mediterranean Grill – will be listened to from a new location this drop.
Petree Development has labored on the new Paizi’s restaurant at 3310 S. 74th St. in Stonewood Shopping Center following the demolition of a previous liquor retail outlet in March. The new digs will occur with a travel-via window and some extra home to get ready acquire-out orders of their gyro pita sandwiches, Greek salads and baklava.
“We have been contemplating about this given that the year before the pandemic, but when the pandemic hit, it produced us make a decision to go with a drive-thru,” explained Hari Paizi, co-operator of the cafe currently found 4900 Rogers Ave. Suite 103-J. “We’re on the lookout ahead to moving there. This is a new chapter in our contribution.”
With the lease running up at their present-day area, and a need for accessibility from additional than one particular location, the Paizis are reconnecting with their roots for choose-out orders. The cafe owned by Hari and his wife Ilona started out out as a food items truck in Wisconsin and found a strong pursuing in Fort Smith during their visits to the Oklahoma-Arkansas State Honest. Kicking the food truck organization up a notch, they moved into the suite at 4900 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith, the former area of Pho Actual Asian Cafe, in 2015.
Even now likely strong on the point out good circuit, Hari and two crew members have been at the North Wisconsin State Fair in Chippewa Falls this 7 days, serving about 5,000 hungry customers. They also can be found at state fairs in Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma through the summer time months.
The Paizis are shooting for a mid-September opening at 3310 S. 74th St. The new making is 2,450 sq. feet, slightly greater than their existing site which seats about 60 consumers. A couple of more personnel customers will be necessary to run the push-thru window and get-out station. Ilona explained she is selecting now so they will be educated up for the new restaurant opening this drop. They now have about a dozen staff members, with two of people operating the foods truck at state fairs with Hari.
“My aspiration was constantly to increase anything new and this position will have much more machines and extra space to enjoy with so can offer you something new,” Ilona mentioned.
New menu objects are currently being offered to existing prospects on a trial foundation, but just one that is sticking is their baklava cheesecake. Ilona explained clients have been reserving parts of baklava cheesecake in the morning for their lunch.
Paizi’s costs selection from $7.69 for a lamb gyro pita sandwich – $2 bucks far more for the Athenian-type “My Big Extra fat Greek Gyro” – and $9.79 to $12.99 for the large-conclude platters served with rice pilaf or seasoned fries, a side Greek salad, vinaigrette, pita bread, ZoZo’s tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, and a selection of falafel, lamb, chicken, beef, shrimp or shish kabob. The complete menu can be discovered at paizisgyros.com.
Hrs of procedure are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday by way of Saturday. Their cellular phone number is (479) 434-5808 and they cater.
In addition to the new restaurant, the Paizis also welcomed a new addition to the relatives not too long ago. Adrian Paizi is now 16 months aged and quickly turning into acquainted with the spouse and children enterprise. Hari’s more mature son, Ted Paizi, now has 3 eating places in Minnesota: Nupa Mediterranean Delicacies has expanded, with two in Rochester and one particular in Mankato. This will be Hari’s third brick-and-mortar restaurant. He began one particular though he was in school at the College of Wisconsin-Madison. When Hair fulfilled Ilona he was continue to doing food items vehicles. They had been married in 2007.
According to Trent Fonville, project manager with Petree Design, the new cafe has a value tag of about $800,000, which includes the $180,000 “end out” just lately accredited by Fort Smith Creating Safety.