Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Johnny's Pizza Goes Ballistic in Decatur

Johnny's Pizza in Decatur has closed and will soon reopen as "Rocket 88." I'm told the restaurant will be run by Johnny's owner's wife and that it will feature a variety of sandwiches in a casual cafe atmosphere. Johnny's just closed but I'm told that minimal work will be done inside the restaurant and it's likely they will re-open under the new concept in a few weeks. I hope the awesome artwork on the exterior wall is saved but since it relates to Johnny's, who knows?

As a nearby resident, I certainly hope this turns out well given the longevity of Johnny's and uncertainly of a new concept.

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2 comments:

Unknown said...

The Awesome art work on the outside was designed by two really incredible artist John Garrison and Shane Morton. Both are Long time friends of the former owners of Johnny's Pizza and their wives. Both artist have been heavily involved in the new concept and their art work will extended into the interior of the new restaurant as well. The interior of Rocket 88 will also feature the artistic efforts of the new owner,Shane, John and many other friends of this long standing family of artist and musicians, who share their love of family, friends and most importantly food!! Yes even the recipes are a full family endeavor!!

Unknown said...

The awesome art work was designed and painted by two incredible artist John Garrison and Shane Morton. Two long time friends of the former owners of Johnny's and their wives. Both artist have been heavily involved in the development of the new concept, their artistry will be extended to the interior as well. Rocket 88 will feature the artistic effort of the new owner, John, Shane, and many other members of their family of artist and musicians. Yes even the recipes are a family endeavor. They share a love family, friendship and most importantly FOOD!!