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Domino's falling

Saturday, December 31, 2011

In preparation for the grand opening of Shonky's Pizza, Alan Christy began taking down the Domino's sign Friday afternoon. Domino's will become Shonky's Pizza starting Jan. 1.
As everyone prepares to ring in the new year, the Greencastle community will be receiving a new pizza place opening on Sunday, Jan. 1. The Domino's pizza located on 200 S. Vine St. will soon be called Shonky's Pizza.

The current owners of the Domino's purchased the rights to run the restaurant as a Domino's from a former franchisee. From the moment the Mosier and Shonk families purchased the rights, they had big plans for what they could turn the restaurant into.

"We pretty much wanted to change as soon as we purchased it back in the middle of September," said owner David Mosier. "We wanted to be independent."

As with most franchise restaurants, the Domino's corporation takes a cut of all profits from the restaurant.

"It's just too expensive to run as Domino's," Mosier said.

They also have the right to dictate everything the restaurant does such as the exact hours the restaurant must remain open as well as how much of each ingredient is allowed on a pizza.

The Mosier and Shonk families plan on changing the way they do business with the new restaurant. Not only will everything be made fresh, but they will also offer a variety of new dishes for the community to try.

"The new restaurant will have full toppings," explained Mosier. "We will be making everything fresh."

The new Shonky's Pizza which is named after Josh Shonk (nicknamed "Shonky"), the late brother of co-owner Scott and Jamie Shonk, will feature such items as pizza, sandwiches, salads, cinnamon rolls as well as a variety of other desserts.

"We are just going to play it by ear," explained Mosier. "We are willing to try a variety of dishes and just see what people like."

Although, the first of the year is a significant day for a lot of people, it was not planned that the new restaurant had to open on that exact day, it was just how things worked out.

"We will not be closed for even one day," Mosier explained about the transition.

All local Domino's employees will be transferred over to the new business. The company even plans on hiring more help as time goes on. There is even hope for an expansion into a sit-down restaurant.

"We would love to expand if we can find a place around here," said Mosier.

The new Shonky's Pizza, which will open on Jan. 1, will have similar hours to the current Domino's, opening each day at 11 a.m. Delivery will be available daily from 3-10 p.m. during the week and 3-11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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-- Posted by howdiduknow? on Sat, Dec 31, 2011, at 11:13 AM

Doesn't this mean that now Someone else can open a Dominoes in Greencastle? I think We have far too many Pizza joints in this Town as it is. Why doesn't Somebody do something original like Grilled Cheese, I like Grilled Cheese.

-- Posted by Dodger on Sat, Dec 31, 2011, at 12:17 PM

Over $9.00 for a medium thin crust cheese pizza was way too much. With so many pizza restaurants in town, hopefully the competition will benefit the customers price-wise.

-- Posted by ProblemTransmission on Sat, Dec 31, 2011, at 2:44 PM

Hope the new venture does well.

-- Posted by purple_heat on Sat, Dec 31, 2011, at 5:37 PM

Dodger, I never heard of a grilled cheese restaurant. You might try going to the Double. They have a few versions of grilled cheese. If you want original...try the Blue Door. You can order a big sandwich or an omelet...pick all your own meats, cheeses, and vegetables...also your own bread when having bread. Lots of different varieties. It is very good. They also have home made soups and other items to choose from. Lots of coffee drinks, etc. You get the idea. Happy New Year!

-- Posted by not a native on Sun, Jan 1, 2012, at 1:53 AM

We tried to order from this "new" pizza place last night. A large 3 topping pizza would have been $22! I just saw a commercial for Domino's. They have a large 3 topping pizza for $7.99! We ordered elsewhere last night and will continue to. I hope this new place is gone quickly and we get a Domino's again...

-- Posted by bannerreader on Mon, Jan 2, 2012, at 4:51 PM

I love Pizza King's peperoni pizza!

-- Posted by Hazel on Tue, Jan 3, 2012, at 6:29 AM

Dodger, maybe you should open a grilled cheese restaurant/shack it would be a great change from the pizza places in town. Call it the "D's" BIG CHEESE.

-- Posted by illudo illusi illusum on Tue, Jan 3, 2012, at 1:57 PM

I agree with Dodger, except i think GC needs to have a Steak and Shake or a nice restaurant of that sort come in. I think a restaurant like that would do really well in this City.

-- Posted by Cougars#1 on Tue, Jan 3, 2012, at 3:55 PM

"This place will fail within a year"

-- Posted by 1stamendrights. on Wed, Jan 4, 2012, at 1:42 PM

first off, I'm suprised Depauw let them even start a business unless the graduated from there. they should go ahead and Rename the town also.

a steak place, I don't think anyone could even cook a steak. Pizza is hard to mess up, Pizza King cost an arm and a leg too.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Wed, Jan 4, 2012, at 7:27 PM


-- Posted by 1stamendrights. on Wed, Jan 4, 2012, at 9:27 PM


-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Thu, Jan 5, 2012, at 9:49 PM

1: get a bread machine at a garage sale, and put a clay tile in your oven.

2: make dough in bread machine, roll it out and top it with $4 of ingredients from Kroger.

3: bake at 450 for 10 minutes.

4: enjoy your $5 three topping pizza.

-- Posted by FluffBunny on Fri, Jan 6, 2012, at 6:38 AM

Maybe we could get a Sonic restaurant.

-- Posted by dumpsterdiva2 on Fri, Jan 6, 2012, at 8:11 AM

Hands down the best pizza I've had in greencastle is Hoods & Capers. All dough and pizza sauces are made from scratch daily and cooked in a very nice wood burning oven. They don't deliver and you have to be 21 to eat there but it's worth it.

-- Posted by coltsalltheway on Sat, Jan 7, 2012, at 7:16 PM

what's up with papa murphy's closing

-- Posted by muscleman on Thu, Feb 2, 2012, at 8:07 AM

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