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POINT PLEASANT — Area residents looking for a new place to go to for family fun may want to see all that the newly renovated Pizza Party in Point Pleasant now has to offer.
Located at 44 Cape Lane in Point Pleasant, the Pizza Party restaurant has undergone some huge changes recently, including the addition of 25 more games to its already impressive arcade. Not all of the games are in yet, but they should be all installed by the middle of May.
The addition of all the games is making the restaurant similar to a Chuck E. Cheese-type of business, but at the same time, it is very different.
Owner Todd Bowen explained that he wanted to provide a new option for area residents, while also providing great food in a business that is enjoyed by people of all ages.
“Do you have to play games to come in here? The answer is no,” Bowen said.
Many customers come in just for the food, while others come in just for the games, he said. He added that he strives to serve high quality food in a fun atmosphere.
“We take pride in our pizza,” Bowen said. He uses a special type of cheese for his pizza, and says the unique crust also adds to the taste.
Many of his customers order the pizza to go, showing that they are not there just for the games, he said.
As for the games, Bowen explained that he chooses each game carefully for the Pizza Party. His children all offer their input on games that are good or bad, and Bowen enjoys selecting games that he knows area residents of all ages will enjoy.
The business has a wide selection of video games, and it also has several skee-ball games, spinning wheel games for prizes, water games, basketball games and a variety of other options. Customers who play the games are able to earn tickets, and then they can turn the tickets in for the prizes when they are finished.
“We have really good prizes,” Bowen added. “I pick out all of the prizes myself.”
The business is the only one of its kind in the area, and Bowen is hoping that people from several counties across the region will visit the restaurant for a fun experience and great food.
The Pizza Party is open to the public on Thursdays through Sundays, but is also available for rentals and special events on other days during the week. On Thursdays and Fridays, the business is open from 3-10 p.m., on Saturday it is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and on Sunday it is open from noon until 9 p.m.
The business hosts a large number of birthday parties and other special events, and even hosted a magic show recently. For more information on the Pizza Party, call 304-812-5936. To book an event at the Pizza Party, call general manager Roger Cox at 740-645-7453. The restaurant’s website is currently being renovated, too, but it will be up again soon at http://the-pizza-party.com.