We are excited to announce that a new Sam & Louie’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria is set to open the heart of downtown Sterling, CO! This location will be the first Sam & Louie’s in Colorado. New owners, Mike and Denise Schaefer, are renovating the building at 310 Main St.
The restaurant will feature dine-in, carry-out, and catering options. Menu offerings will include pasta dishes, calzones, stromboli, New York style pizza, salads, and sandwiches and include gluten free options. The upscale sports bar area will include an antique bar from a late 1800’s tavern. A patio area will be heated and cooled for year round enjoyment. The private party room will be available for birthday parties, family get-togethers, meetings and other small events.
“It is our belief this Italian restaurant will enhance the downtown area and will meet the ‘Italian food’ flair requested by many community members. With the variety of food, seating options, and special event areas, we hope to have something for everyone,” said Denise.
According to Trae Miller, Logan County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director, “A vibrant downtown in Sterling is critical for attracting workers and new businesses to our community. We have a lot of momentum toward downtown revitalization efforts currently and the addition of this restaurant will have a big impact.”
The Logan County Economic Development Corporation partnered with us last May to hold a tasting event in Sterling which was part of our new Regional Development Strategy (RDS). RDS was launched last year in which communities are selected based on location, population, and un-met demand for full service restaurants and invited to host a franchise opportunity tasting event. Our development team works with local chambers and economic development organizations to invite community influencers and potential franchise ownership candidates and introduce the business opportunity.
Aside from brining delicious New York pizza and more Italian menu favorites to Sterling, we’re proud to bring community partnerships and fundraising opportunities to the area. We love supporting our communities and being able to help our local non-profits, schools, organizations, teams and churches. Mike and Denise are passionate about serving Sterling and our team is excited to support and help them grow.
We can’t wait to open our doors to the wonderful community of Sterling, Colorado!