Thursday, November 21, 2013

Under Construction: Vic's Pizzeria and The Lucky Lunchbox

Local Businesses To Open On Capitol Boulevard

Above: Craftsman Joe Andreotti builds several tables with Vic's Pizzeria co-owner Rick Burdorff. Vic's will open a second restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Desserts by Tasha Nicole on Capitol Boulevard.

by Janine Unsoeld

Vic's Pizzeria is opening another Vic's Pizzeria at 2822 Capitol Boulevard, in the location formerly occupied by Desserts by Tasha Nicole.

The restaurant is scheduled to open by early December and will offer the same menu as Vic's on Division Street, including beer and Olympic Mountain gelato, but will also serve wine on tap.

Vic's co-owner Rachel Lee says they are currently hiring employees.

Lee's husband, Rick Burdorff, and Joe Andreotti, are creating the restaurant's interior by hand. Today they were building and sanding several bamboo plywood tables and counters. 

Above: The interior of Vic's Pizzeria on Capitol Boulevard.

"It's a fabulous location," said Lee. "I didn't really want to open a second store because it's a lot of work, but I knew if I ever did, it would be this location. So, when Tasha Nicole vacated the space, I called the landlord immediately."

Above: General contractor Dale DeForest at The Lucky Lunchbox, where he created the counter with recycled wood, a gymnasium floor.

In the same building a couple doors down, The Lucky Lunchbox is set is open in about a month, said general contractor Dale DeForest. The Lucky Lunchbox will assemble and serve hot and cold sandwiches, salads, yogurt, baked goods, and more. DeForest was busy today building a front counter out of a recycled gymnasium floor, bought from Windfall Lumber.

Jim Buttigan, owner of The Lucky Lunchbox and the Swing Wine Bar, said today, "Everyone in the building has been really supportive of each other in the products they provide." 

The building's tenants also include Olympia Coffee Roasting Company and Spud's Produce Market, a market featuring fresh and organic produce focused on local growers and artisans, including Kirsop Farm, Bagel Brothers Bagels, San Francisco Street Bakery, Britt's Pickles, Lattin's Cider Mill, and Johnson Smoke House Meats.

Above: The Wildwood Building, built in 1938, is located on Capitol Boulevard at the connection of four Olympia neighborhoods: South Capitol, Wildwood, Governor Stevens, and Carlyon.
Trivia: How many amazing local business names did you read in this article? If you don't know, go back and read it again! : - )