Pizza for Everyone: Shorewood OKs Another Pizza Restaurant
Al Calderone Club will open up in January, offering takeout and delivery pizzas.
Shorewood will get yet another new pizza restaurant after the village Plan Commission gave unanimous approval Tuesday to the Al Calderone Club, 4475 N. Oakland Ave.
The Al Calderone Club is the third new pizza place to either announce plans to open or start operations in Shorewood in the past two months.
In October, Falbo Bros. Pizzeria opened at 2213 E. Capitol Drive, replacing Salvatore’s. That same month, another restaurateur announced plans to open a zpizza location at 4401 N. Oakland Ave. That restaurant is slated to open April 1.
Restrarant operator Carmelo Fazzari told members of the commission the new restaurant is named for his dad, who passed away in September. He opened his first location under the same name in the 1970s near Bartlett Avenue and Bradford Avenue.
“I just look forward to coming back to the eastside and Shorewood area where we started in the 70’s,” Fazzari said.
The Al Calderone Club will be primarily a takeout restaurant, Fazzari said, with 85 percent of the business expected to be delivery and 15 percent takeout. There will be a couple of barstools in the front of the restaurant, but only eight employees and no waitresses.
There are only three parking spaces to accompany the restaurant space, which Fazzari said will be used primarily for delivery vehicles. He plans to hire students from UW-Milwaukee and they will be able to commute to the restaurant via the 15 bus line.
New Gas Station Wins Approval
In other action, the commission also gave unanimous approval to a gas station and convenience store planning to open at 4000 N. Wilson Drive.
The building currently has two service bays, but proprietor Atiq-U-Rehman plans to convert the bays into a full convenience store.