Mr. Gatti’s Pizza makes anticipated return to Lake Area

Mr. Gatti’s Pizza makes anticipated return to Lake Area

Published: Aug. 9, 2021 at 2:11 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - As business signs and roofs go back up, one popular pizza place, riddled with storm damage, is serving up its first pies in almost a year.

Mr. Gatti’s Pizza opened its doors early Monday morning due to an overwhelming turnout.

Mr. Gatti’s Pizza has been in Lake Charles since 1983, and Rick Shetler opened his business when he was just 28-years-old.

Now, he’s 67, and after rebuilding his business from top to bottom, he’s pleased with the outcome.

“They’ve asked me the two biggest things I’ve missed about not being in business the last year: number one, I miss not being in here talking to everybody and visiting, I love that; also, number two, the sales I do afford me to be able to afford the things I do for the community and I really miss that. I just want to let you know that we’ve really missed you too. So, please, come by and check out our new store,” Shetler said.

Despite the setback caused by the hurricanes, the team at Mr. Gatti’s is excited to be back open to serve the community.

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