From September of 1989 until June 1999, the owner and his wife owned and operated "Town Line Deli and Pizzeria" on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Back in January, 1999, they had vacationed in Arizona at his brother's house in Arrowhead.
Anthony and Tina told them that the area was starving for a "family-owned" pizzeria, where families could enjoy the casual atmosphere and great back-East style Italian food at a good price.
On the airplane ride back to frigid, snowy, icy Cape Cod, he and his wife decided to put their pizzeria up for sale and move themselves and their son Robert to the Valley of the Sun. Their hopes were to establish a casual family restaurant.