Skip to comments.409 Pizza and Win(g)s Opens On College Avenue [PSU]
Posted on 08/01/2014 3:39:59 PM PDT by FlJoePa
Ever wanted to simultaneously order food and honor Joe Paterno at 3 a.m., but found yourself without a way to do so? Thanks to 409 Pizza and Win(g)s, you now can!
State Colleges newest late-night food option opened during Arts Fest where Little Mammas Pizza used to be located at 444 E. College Ave. (right next to McDonalds), and its name is sure to catch some eyes. The stores co-owner, Tim Prisk, said hed been interested in opening a pizza store here for a while, and the opportunity at the eastern side of downtown was finally a fit.
As for the name?
Well, we sat around for quite a while trying to think of a name, something that could relate to the area and students, Prisk said. And, we figured, 409, Joe Paternos wins before they took them away, would really go over well.
And it has. Prisk said hes received nothing but positive feedback from alumni who have stopped into the store in the few weeks that its been open. In fact, over Arts Fest weekend, Prisk said that former players and current Seattle Seahawks Jordan Hill and Garry Gilliam told an employee they were glad the store was respecting Paterno. On the other hand, some freshmen who have walked in didnt know what the name referred to.
The Paterno themes of the eatery extend beyond its name, too. Every day, the restaurant serves a different special for $4.09, and six wings cost $4.09 all the time. 409 Pizza and Win(g)s is open from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. from Sunday through Thursday, and until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. When students get back, itll be open until 4 a.m. on Thursday as well by comparison, Wings Over is open until 1 a.m. on Thursdays. Prisks establishment also serves $1 slices of pizza like Canyon.
As one might imagine, Prisk shares the thoughts just about every Penn Stater has on the sanctions that cut Paternos win total to 298.
Im not real thrilled with the sanctions, obviously, Prisk said. I mean, I dont believe you punish people like the students and student athletes who are there now that had nothing to do with it, obviously. And I dont know how you take wins away from not just from Paterno but from the kids who played there too.
Prisk, who hails from Port Matilda and has lived in State College for six years, used to work at the Sbarro in the HUB and said hes been interested in cooking his whole life. Prisk isnt a Penn State graduate himself, but has been a fan of the football team his whole life. He and girlfriend Karen Yew co-own the store.
As I interviewed Prisk for this story, an alumnus who had ordered a slice of pizza said, Good job, 409! to him, gave him a fist bump, and then said, This place is gonna be you have no idea. Were all thankful. We gotta get the rest of the world to find out.
I dont like the way everything ended with [Paterno]. I would love to see them give his wins back, Prisk said. He earned them, the players earned them. Hes done a lot for this school, put millions of dollars back into it. He deserves every bit of recognition he ever got.
That’s what I thought. Though I never actually tried it.
It will clean you out but leave you feeling hollow inside.
Right next door is “The Jerry Sandusky Bath House and Children’s Arcade.”
Do they sell babyback ribs?
How about poke chops?
I hope it burns to the ground.
Each order comes with a pair of blinders.
There are 7 or 8 floors of student apartments above that location. Is there a way for it to “burn to the ground” without any of the students getting hurt? Or do they have it coming?
Good one! Considering how thick JoPa's glasses were, he probably didn't need blinders.
Good Riddance, Joe Paterno. The Penn State legend tried to do an end-run around the trustees, but they still fired him for doing nothing to stop the sexual abuse of young boys.
Well, no...no, I haven't, actually. But I'm sure it's often a problem for some of those Paterno cultists.
That’s perfect. A bunch of pre positioned victims for the fans of a raging pedophile. I’m sure the location is no accident. Is there a grade school for boys nearby as well?
Hot wings for joe. A little piece of hell to remind you where old joe is a’roastin.
Here’s a link to the menu if you want to order something. Looks good. Like the $4.09 Cheese Steak special on Fridays.
menu link here
What’s your point? Are you complicit in child molestation like your pal joe?