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Loggers Pizza Set to Open in Winston

8:23 PM · Aug 17, 2021

Update: Logger's Pizza + Beer opening has been delayed to sometime this coming week, but an exact date is not set. *** After several months of construction, Loggers Pizza + Beer is set to open in Winston on Thursday. The new restaurant is located at the intersection of Highways 99 and 42 and is Loggers second location. Loggers is located inside the Old West building which is owned by the Winston Core Project. Owner Sam Gross started Loggers in 2009 as a take-and-bake pizzeria near Big Lots in Roseburg with some of his family members. This is the first time they had the opportunity to build a restaurant from scratch to meet the needs of the business. “This new Loggers Pizza + Beer business model is something between our original store and Loggers Tap House,” Gross said. “We are focusing on pizza, wings and salads here. We've also teamed up with Old 99 Brewing to have an official tasting room here for which we are really excited. It is a counter service model. We've got seating for 73 inside and another 40 outside to include a fire pit. It seems like the perfect size for Winston.” The Winston Core Project started at a City of Winston goal setting meeting in 2016 when community members took the Old West building and decided that was a top priority. Twenty-one local partners - individuals and development groups - bought into the project and created a for-profit LLC to develop the six tax lots at the highway intersection. There are three businesses at the end of the building and two more building out the spaces in between that are set to open in the near future. “It’s coming to fruition at a tough time, but I’m sure the citizens will really support it,” Winston City Councilor Dave Cunningham said. The Roseburg location is all indoor and is a tableside service model. It will stay open while Gross works on a new location at the Winchester Dam. The design includes a food truck park and a view of the North Umpqua River, the only restaurant in Roseburg to hold that title. “We were approached by some of the owners of the Winston Core project to see if we had an interest in being a tenant,” Gross said. “We were already working on the Winchester Dam expansion but the Winston Core group was super easy to work with and were excited for us to come so we decided to do both projects.” The Winston location is focusing on pizza, wings, and salad while they get the staffing up to “full strength.” Currently, the location only has enough staff to be open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., but they plan to be open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. when the staffing allows. In May, employment at eating and drinking establishments was still 1.5 million jobs below pre-pandemic levels, or down about 12%, according to the National Restaurant Association’s summary of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics. Over the weekend, several local businesses like Little Ceaser’s and Bob’s Deli closed or altered their hours due to staffing shortages either because they didn’t have enough staff, or some were out sick with Covid-19. Gross said they are excited for the expansion of the business along the I-5 corridor. Address: 1 NE Main St. Suite 101, Winston Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11-7


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