Fourteen months after it began serving hand-tossed pies and saucy subs on Main Street in Fairlee, 5 Oh! Pizzeria has moved one town north to Bradford.
"We wanted a village setting," says co-owner Jim Lanctot of the move, standing with business partner Bridget Tweedie in the shop's new location at 134 South Main Street. The space was most recently home to short-lived Steve's Pizza, which shuttered earlier this summer after about six months in business.
After a relatively slow go in Fairlee, the two — who worked together as chief and sergeant of Thetford's police force for nearly a decade — hope to capitalize on Bradford's concentration of downtown businesses and corresponding foot traffic.
Lanctot and Tweedie also plan to use the new location's larger, well-equipped kitchen to expand on their Fairlee menu. Guests can expect pies topped with fresh produce and meats, Angus beef burgers, steak-and-cheese subs with hand-cut fries, and pub-style appetizers such as wings, jalapeño poppers and fried mozzarella, all made from scratch using fresh, whole ingredients. The shop will also offer wine and beer once its liquor license goes through.
5 Oh! will reopen for lunch and dinner on Wednesday, October 5, and the owners hope to offer delivery service later this fall.
The original print version of this article was headlined "Eyes on the Pies"