Whether you were a Pistol Pete’s or Peter Piper Pizza fan as a kid, many locals have memories of birthday parties filled with slices, rides and game tickets. And now the locally famous name is taking a second shot at success.
Peter Piper will re-enter the Las Vegas market for the first time since their final outpost shuttered in 2014, opening two casual restaurants in the vein of Chuck E. Cheese, the chain also owned by Piper’s parent company CEC Entertainment Inc.
Construction has already begun on a built from scratch, 9,686-square-foot site at the McCarran Marketplace retail center at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Patrick Lane. The owners have yet to commit to an opening date, but are currently hiring. The interior will feature a main dining area and a separate game room where kids and adults can play with tokens to win streams of tickets that can be traded for prizes.
Since they left, new competition has popped up from recent arrivals Gameworks, Dave & Buster's and John’s Incredible Pizza Co., but in a move to upgrade their image, the McCarran location will feature an open kitchen and choices such as wings, salads, desserts, wine and beer and allow guests to order food to be picked up at a proposed take-out window.
A second location is already planned for the westside, a corner spot at the Sahara Pavilion near the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard. While the McCarran branch appears to be months away from a debut, the Sahara proeject will be built inside an existing, former Payless shoe store. It has also begun hiring for management posts.
Once they arrive, opening hours for both sites will be daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.