It’s hard to get ahold of Tim Prisk, particularly around lunch time.
“It’s really taken off pretty well, and I’m usually pretty busy, mostly during lunch and the morning,” Prisk said.
409 Pizza and Wings seems like an innocuous name at first, but customers will see a statement on the restaurant’s bold sign along College Avenue. A play on words and creative colors make the restaurant’s name appear to be “409 Wins” at first glance.
“We decided we wanted a pizza shop downtown, and I wanted something that related to students, the school and Penn State football,” Prisk said. “I’ve always been a big Joe Paterno supporter, and I was upset they took the wins away. I wanted to remind people — the students, the town and visitors — of the 409 games he won.”
409 Pizza and Wings opened July 10 at 444 E. College Ave. and will cater to the late-night crowd. The restaurant is open from 11 to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. It’s closed on Sundays for now, but will open when the students return.
Prisk said the restaurant also features deals that incorporate its name, such as daily $4.09 specials and six wings for $4.09. Prisk thinks it’s a winning formula.
“I’m hoping, so yeah, our $4.09 wings have been a huge hit,” Prisk said.
Rugrats Resale set for sale
Every spring we talk about cleaning out the attic, garage, shed, basement and drawers and having a garage sale. It sounds like a New Year’s resolution that we come up with a few months after January
But how many of us actually do it?
Rugrats Resale, a children’s and maternity consignment sale in State College, will give Centre County residents an opportunity to sell goods without having to put in as much work on Aug. 16 and 17. The sale will be held at Penn Skates on High Tech Road.
Lydia Myers, the new owner of Rugrats Resale, said she has new ideas for the semi-annual business sale.
She partnered with Penn Skates Kidz Academy to allow children an opportunity to play at the day care for $2 while parents shop. She also included local business owners. For every $75 spent parents will receive a raffle ticket and a chance to win a donation from other local business.
Mish Mosh celebrates 1 year
One year goes by quickly.
Just ask the owners of The Great Mish Mosh, an antiques store featuring furniture, jewelry and decor.
“It’s been a terrific year, and we’ve had a really wonderful reception from the community and surrounding areas,” co-owner Ede Boak said. “It has been a rush for 12 months, but a very exciting and fun 12 months.”
The Great Mish Mosh will celebrate its one year anniversary at the Bellefonte Arts and Crafts Festival with two spots, one for original works of art and another for co-owner Brian Herman’s handmade wood furniture. The store also will sponsor the second annual Bellefonte Antique Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at Talleyrand Park. Vendors will showcase antiques and pre-1980s collectibles.
“We believe that we’re an integral part of the community, and giving back and being a part of it is critical,” Boak said.