After breakfast nearby, I drove on over to Deluxe Deli to see if it was still open–not surprisingly, it wasn’t–and noticed that a new restaurant is opening up in that same complete and utter failure of a commercial area.
Goodfellas, which takes up a corner spot of this little strip mall in the middle of nowhere is a tiny restaurant which also claims to be a bar and grill that serves pizza. While the Lakeville City Council minutes from August 3rd mention that they expected to open their doors on October 1st, but based on what I saw inside, I highly doubt they’ll make November 1st and possibly not even December 1st. Yet another restaurant that will be hurting due to construction delays…
My wife and I were both shocked at how small this restaurant was. They may be able to seat 20 to 25 people max and probably less than that. I’m not sure why you would choose to open a business where *many* others have failed including another restaurant. This area is a barren wasteland with on-going construction that appears to have no end in sight. It’s not an attractive or busy enough place to open anything, let alone a “bar”/grill serving pizza. Perhaps they feel that they’ll somehow be able to compete with the hotel guests who don’t want to eat at Rudy’s Redeye Grill just up the street.
Do you have any additional information about Goodfellas Pizza, Bar and Grill in Lakeville? What do you think their chances of survival are in an area that is devoid of nearly all life and where several other businesses have closed up shop before? Whatever you have to say about Goodfellas please comment on!