Downtown Castle Rock Business Highlight: Scileppi's at the Old Stone Church
Welcome back to the Downtown Castle Rock Weekly Business Highlight! As a community we are having so much fun #CelebratingCastleRock and all the awesome businesses that make up the Downtown. Today we will be shedding some light Scileppi at the Old Stone Church.
Scileppi’s has been a part of Downtown Castle Rock for the past three years. Scileppi’s is located at 210 Third Street.
Scileppis is a modern Italian restaurant with a focus on family recipes and premium ingredients. Scileppi’s at The Old Stone Church is located in the St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. This church was built in 1888 and was the first Catholic Church built in Castle Rock. In 1996, the parish built a larger church east of town and abandoned the building. It sat dormant until 1975, when it was converted into a restaurant, eventually, the one so many of you have known and loved. And now, in 2018 the torch has been passed to Scileppi’s. Scileppi’s feels privileged to now have the opportunity to serve your family and friend delicious food to celebrate life in this special place.
You can keep up with everything that Scileppi’s has going on by checking out their social media pages and website listed below:
The Downtown Castle Rock Alliance had the opportunity to sit down with Lou Scileppi, the owners of Scileppi's at the Old Stone Church. Here are some of our favorite questions that we got to discuss with Lou.
Tell us the story/background of your business. How did you end up running a business in your industry?
After being an airline pilot for 10 years and post 9/11, the airline industry was not moving at an ideal pace and I wanted a different life for my family. So, in 2012, I decided to use my restaurant background and take the risk with my first restaurant, SliceWorks in Denver. After opening a second location in Denver I decided to open a third location within our community and closer to home, so we opened Scileppi's at The Old Stone Church.
Favorite thing about owning a small business?
The challenge. I have always been driven by challenge. I enjoy being innovative and constantly working on how to adjust, improve and provide quality food and exceptional service, which guests can enjoy.
Favorite place to visit in Downtown Castle Rock?
Really just being anywhere in Castle Rock is a feel-good experience, it provides the feeling of community and of being away from the congested areas yet still close enough to all that Colorado has to offer. Union and Pegasus are a few of our local favorite restaurants.
Favorite day of the year to own a small business?
This may sound cliché, but I am grateful every day that I get to do something I love and make a living while doing it.
What’s something unique that people may not know about you or your business?
Scileppi's and Sliceworks are the same business in Castle Rock, yet we are perceived as two businesses. Being that we had established a following and a brand with the "Sliceworks" name, I wanted to somehow incorporate the Sliceworks name into the Castle Rock location which I did by having the Sliceworks logo on the patio and pizza boxes.
What’s the easiest way customers can support your small business right now?
I have always been a firm believer that there is no greater marketing than word of mouth. Tell your friends and family about us. Gift cards are another great way to support local businesses, we sell these both online and in person. We also offer takeout of our full menu and catering year-round, with the holidays approaching it's a great time to get your catering orders in and not have to worry about doing the cooking yourself.
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