FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A new pizzeria is set to open at Jefferson Pointe on Fort Wayne’s southwest side.
Rosati’s Authentic Chicago Pizza will open across from Carmike Cinema in a long-vacant restaurant space in the shopping center. The location formally housed Red Star Tavern before Fox and Hound Pub and Grille, but has sat empty since 2008.
With a hope to open in early September, the aroma of Chicago-style deep-dish pizza will fill the space. It also serves wings, salads, pasta dishes and sandwiches, along with thin crust or stuffed crust pizzas.
Chicago-based Rosati’s boasts itself as the oldest surviving pizzeria in the United States, still run by the original Rosati family. The chain operates 180 stores in 14 states.
The Fort Wayne location will be Rosati’s second in Indiana, the other being in St. Joe.
Rosati’s will hold a job fair to fill out its Fort Wayne staff on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The restaurant will hire part-time and full-time managers, cashiers, waiters, delivery drivers and more. Those interested can fill out an application at www.myrosatis.com or at the restaurant on Thursday.