Abington pizza crafter excited to return where everybody knows his name
February 17. 2013 3:50AM
Jim Arnold, owner of the former Jim‚??s Place restaurant located in Factoryville from 1993 to 2005, is back in business and hoping for an ‚??Indian summer,‚?Ě or a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather, occurring in Fall.
His wish for a temperate Fall is based on the fact that his new location at 206 Grand Avenue will feature a large outdoor deck. Although four indoor tables will be included into the restaurant‚??s decor, the Dalton resident said he plans on quite a bit of carryout business, but thinks the outdoor seating will offer customers a relaxing dining option.
‚??I'm thrilled to be back, to be close by,‚?Ě said Arnold, an alumni of Abington Heights High School, Class of 1975 .
‚??We had a great following from Tunkhannock to Scranton, but 90 percent of our customers were Abington-based. Now I‚??m a lot closer to all of them.‚?Ě
Arnold said the menu will feature stromboli, pizza and homemade soups daily, among other options. He was hard pressed to name a favorite from his soup selections because he was partial to all. He mentioned minestrone, broccoli cheese and ham and cheddar as a few flavors customers can expect. And as for other expectations, he promised that the loyal crowd from his first restaurant can expect ‚??favorites from my old menu and the Jim‚??s Place pizza recipe.‚?Ě
Jim‚??s Place is expected to welcome customers at the Clarks Summit location in October, with a soft opening planned. Contact the restaurant at 570.587.8686 for opening details and restaurant hours.