This Monday, January 11, Steve's Pizza quietly opened at 134 Main Street in Bradford. The opening menu features the crisped, crusty pies and sandwiches typical of a casual village pizza shop, says co-owner Nathan Porter. He hopes to begin offering pastas, entrées and delivery service in the weeks to come, but says he plans to keep the establishment liquor-free.
Recipes come courtesy of Porter's and general manager Josh Jenks' experience working at similar shops over the years — most notably at Main Street Pizza, which stood at 134 Main from 2005 to 2010.
Steve's is the latest in a string of casual, family-friendly pizza joints to occupy the space in the past decade or so. It follows the short-lived Green Mountain Diner, which opened and closed within three months last summer. Via Facebook, cook-owner Ed Morrison cited "plumbing issues" as the reason for that closure.
Speaking with Seven Days via phone, Porter reports problems with kitchen equipment on opening day, but he seems optimistic that Steve's will enjoy a longer run than its immediate predecessor. "We're making a run for it," he says. "Hopefully everything takes off for us." The shop is open for lunch and dinner daily except Tuesdays.