By Charlene Dean
The sandwich shop made famous by the “Bobbi,” or Thanksgiving between two pieces of bread, has added delivery to its list of services.
Capriotti’s co-owner Tony Melendrez said the sandwich shop has been open for two years in June and it’s business has grown and changed with the times.
“We’ve done several things to keep pace with our customers,” Melendrez said. “We have customized a loyalty program specifically for that location, dropped prices to get out of the casino market and we offer a Monday through Thursday family night where, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., kids 11 and under eat free.”
The loyalty program is a punch card with the 10th purchase free and Melendrez said the price of a small sandwich has dropped 75 cents.
Capriotti’s offers catering for any type of function, box lunches for individual events and has homemade cookies and brownies for dessert.
Melendrez said the hours have been set from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, and closed Sunday. Call 751-3354 for more information.
Jo’s Pizza returns to the Maverick
Owner of Jo’s Pizza, Pat Wilkin, moved the store back to the restaurant space at the Maverick Saloon & Dance Hall as of Jan. 1.
She said her lease at the former location on Gamebird Road and Pahrump Valley Boulevard was about to expire, when she was contacted by Jan Jensen, owner of the Maverick.
“Jan offered me a deal I couldn’t refuse.” Although Wilkin said her business was fair at the Gamebird store, “We’re happy to be back at the Maverick and working with Jan in a team effort.”
Jo’s Pizza is basically coming back home as it was located in the Maverick prior to being sold to Wilkin and relocated.
Wilkin said she’s only been at the new location a few days, but already has plans in the works to add a bar menu.
“We’re going to be gradually adding items like specialty burgers, fresh onion rings and mushrooms that are beer-battered and deep fried.”
Wilkin also touted a deep-fried Sabrett hot dog. “Anyone from New York will be familiar with them. They’re delicious,” she said.
She hopes to begin adding the bar menu items by Feb. 1. The rest of the Jo’s menu hasn’t changed.
Wilkin said part of her agreement with Jensen includes the catering for all Maverick parties and other events. “The offer was attractive,” Wilkin said. “It will certainly add to the bottom line.”
Nevada Public Auctions has a new owner
The popular auction house located on Margaret Street has announced new ownership. Ron Chase, owner of Express Loans and Auctions and owner of the former Bounce House, took over operations of Nevada Public Auctions Dec. 1.
Auctioneer and public face of the auction house Ski Censke said he will still be the auctioneer. “I’m a contract auctioneer and always have been,” Censke said.
Ron Gipson is still the manager of the actual auction.
Chase said his part in the management is “much more the big picture. I’m out contacting new clients and focusing on a bigger Internet presence.”
Chase has been running online auctions for several years from his Express Loans and Auctions location at Wheeler Springs Plaza and just before Spiderman 3 was released in theaters this past fall, Chase and Censke partnered to hold a massive online/live auction. Included in the three-day event were a collection of Chase’s Spiderman comic books in an auction and Nevada Public Auction’s sale of Terrible’s memorabilia for Golden Gaming.
Chase said it was a marketing test for viability. “We needed to be sure we could work together in the simulcast auctions.”