When will Papa Vito's open its second Belleville location?

April 28, 2014 

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The latest from the folks at Papa Vito's Pizza is that they hope to open their second Belleville pizzeria by next month.

The new restaurant will be at 4205 North Belt West.

Papa Vito's Pizza has operated in Waterloo for the past two decades and opened its first Belleville restaurant at 318 N. Washington St. in downtown Belleville in January 2011.

A new East Belleville restaurant called Super Gyro's has more than Greek food on the menu.

The eatery at 766 Carlyle Ave. also includes Italian beef, chicken and burgers. You can reach the restaurant at 618-257-2280.

John Bailey said he anticipates opening Flamingo's on May 9. Bailey's business is reoccupying the former Maxwell's Restaurant at 923 W. Main St. in Belleville with some of the old favorites featured on Maxwell's menu during that restaurant's 36-year run. Bailey said he is initially opening on Fridays and Saturdays. A deck has built for outdoor dining. His restaurant is named for the flock of plush pink and lawn ornamental flamingos that adorned the dining rooms during Maxwell's heyday and remain on site.

The Pasta House Co. in Fairview Heights has reopened with a new menu and name. The restaurant at 4660 N. Illinois St. is now known as Gus's Place and carries a few new items on the menu while still retaining some of the pasta dishes and salads from The Pasta House Co. Restaurant owner Frank Ferrara said the Fairview Heights restaurant is the only one of the St. Louis-based Italian eateries to make this change because it was not consistently attracting enough business. The menu at Gus's Place includes burgers, craft beers and a number of new appetizers, such as homemade corn dog chunks, jumbo chicken wings, pretzel sticks and fried pickle chips.

Advance Auto Parts is planning to open a new store in Fairview Heights on June 5. The auto parts retailer is setting up shop at a 6,600-square-foot space in Plaza St. Clair, located just west of Schnucks.

And finally, Spencer Pet Rescue in O'Fallon will be moving soon, but the owners are not sure where, yet. Spencer Kennel will continue to operate the dog and cat kennel there, at 1405 E. Highway 50, but the lease for the pet rescue expires May 14. Call 618-632-7387 to find out more.

Contact reporter Will Buss at wbuss@bnd.com or 239-2526.

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