An Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza is a stop closer to construction in Cranberry.
At Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Cranberry officials voted unanimously to approve a liquor license transfer for the restaurant, which is slated to be located in the Cranberry Crossroads West retail complex that’s proposed to be located adjacent to the already-established Cranberry Crossroads development on Route 228.
A public hearing on Cranberry Crossroads West, which includes 12,106 square feet of retail space and a 5,500 square foot restaurant on 4.4 acres of property, also was held Wednesday.
The proposed multi-tenant Cranberry Crossroads West would abut the La-Z-Boy furniture store, according to Ron Henshaw, Cranberry’s director of community development. The restaurant, which does not have a tenant yet, would be located in a separate building in front of the complex.
Henshaw added there was potential for a lease agreement on the standalone space, but plans for it fell through.
As for the Anthony’s Coal Fired Grill, that restaurant would be located at the end of the multi-tenant space building, Henshaw said.
Officials are expected to vote on whether to approve plans for Cranberry Crossroads West at the April 4 Board of Supervisors meeting.
Attorney Mark Kozar, who represented Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in the liquor license transfer, said the 3,500 square-foot restaurant would have seating inside for 113 customers, plus an outdoor patio space with seating for an additional 40 to 60 people.
Founded in 2002 by Florida-based restaurateur Anthony Bruno, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza features “well-done” pizzas, wings and other Italian dishes cooked in an 800-degree coal-burning oven.
Kozar said the company now has 36 restaurants in six states. In 2012, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza locations also opened in Monroeville and Robinson Township.
According to its website, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza uses a combination of “top-quality ingredients, a simple, consistent menu and authentic, coal-burning ovens” at its restaurants.
Some of the dishes include coal-oven-roasted chicken wings topped with caramelized onions, Eggplant Marino (named for former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, who is a partner in the restaurant chain) and a signature Italian-style salad.
All the restaurants are company owned.
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