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Gelsosomo's Pizza to Set Up Shop on Main Street

Lemont residents will soon have a new pizza place to try out.

Screen capture, Gelpizza.com/
Screen capture, Gelpizza.com/
The name might be a mouthful, but patrons will love biting into the pizza from an incoming pizza place in Lemont

Trustees Monday upped the number of allowed Class A-3 liquor licenses to accommodate the addition of Gelsosomo's (pronounced Jel-sah-so-mos) Pizza, to be located at 206 Main St.

The sit-down restaurant will be the tenth location for the 35-year-old company founded by Tom Gelsosomo. The Lemont spot will be 1950s-themed and family friendly, with alcohol offered for of-age patrons.

Gelsosomo opened his first restaurant in Portage, Ind. in 1979. Eight of the current locations are in Indiana; the ninth is in Michigan. 

The founder prides himself on natural ingredients, high quality control and the "Best Tasting Pizza in Northwest Indiana."

He's also known to back youth sports such as little league, football, basketball. Gelsosomo's also sponsors organization events such as church, union, and donations to local non-profit organizations.

Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves said they're working with the owners to move along the opening as quickly as possible.

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B.S. Buster February 25, 2014 at 12:27 PM
Another guy heard about the 'plex coming into the village.
jmgricus February 25, 2014 at 01:14 PM
If you are looking for a great piece of "pie" please come to Gelsosomo's in Lemont when it opens. My dad has been in the food business for over 30 years and has wanted to open his own pizza joint for as long as I can remember. We are thrilled that he is teaming up with Tom Gelsosomo to bring this delicious treat and successful business to Lemont. In addition to the family style seating, there will be a great bar with plenty of flat screens, a huge party room to accommodate birthday parties, post-game gatherings, showers, business meetings and more. As residents of Lemont, my family is excited about working with the local schools, churches, and businesses to continue to add value to this already unique and thriving community.
B.S. Buster February 25, 2014 at 01:33 PM
Welcome! I'll be there to get me some!
JamesMandra February 25, 2014 at 04:48 PM
Yet more Competition for already existing Pizza Shops in town. Great idea. How about another Flower Shop or Cleaners too? Oh yeah, this business will revive downtown
Ronnie Woo February 25, 2014 at 07:50 PM
What's wrong with a little competition. Better than vacant store fronts. Or do you like the Kankakee look. Shop and eat local.
Dylan Sabados February 25, 2014 at 08:32 PM
There is nothing wrong with a little competition, but there is a point where a town can become over saturated.
Lemont Resident February 25, 2014 at 08:34 PM
I love pizza. But I'm puzzled why TCBY would want to be here when they have a (usually empty) location at 75th street? I haven't eaten TCBY in 20 years because its neither healthy or 'TCB'.
Clare Woday February 26, 2014 at 06:27 PM
So Tired of all the negative comments. Instead of welcoming new business to our town, most of you are complaining about who or what's coming. How about giving the new business and their owners a chance. How about showing them some support and wishing them well. As far as Pizza goes tell me what sit down pizza place we have here in Lemont?? All the pizza shops are carry out. This is a family restaurant, good for all ages. As for TCBY... frozen yogurt places are making a come back. Its healthier than most things around here and an alternative to ice cream for some.. I guess there are people who complain no matter what. If you think you have better ideas for Lemont, put them out there, give it a shot. No one's stopping you.
Ronnie Woo February 26, 2014 at 08:35 PM
The market will determine the saturation point.
Dylan Sabados February 26, 2014 at 08:42 PM
The problem with pizzas is that we've had so many come and go. Currently Jimbo's and Ti Amo's offers pizza sit down. But before them, there was Aurelio's, Vito and Nick's, Nickey V's, Zeppas, Mikeez to name some from the last 5 years.
B.S. Buster February 26, 2014 at 08:43 PM
That's a fact Jack! That's why they are putting in a 'plex, to increase the market and therefor the saturation point. Bringing people into the village will help residents have more choices
B.S. Buster February 26, 2014 at 08:49 PM
I didn't know we had a pizza problem here in town.... I can get all the pizza I want right here in town, even have choice. I have problem getting a great steak, BBQ, fresh fish and shrimp.... come to mind as problems locally
Ronnie Woo March 03, 2014 at 09:02 AM
Problem is our residents go to Oak Brook.
B.S. Buster March 03, 2014 at 09:27 AM
I'm certain many people will find this a great alternative to driving 16 miles to oak brook, one way, for a pizza restaurant!
Robert March 17, 2014 at 09:52 AM
I love Lemont. Many come from Naperville, and Orland, Downers to par ooze the streets and canal. After work get off the train and stop in a great pizza joint, yeah. Or tacos with terrific chips and salsa at H & H. or a little pool at the famous pools bars, or a craft beer on tap at Toms, .... Great town. I come from the town with a million franchise restaurants because no mom and pop place could afford the Godly rent in Orland Pk. PF Chang, Rock Bottom, Granite City, Fridays, .... yuk.
Edward Andrysiak March 26, 2014 at 01:29 PM
How about this idea....WE build a nice deck with picnic tables, each numbered, down at the Quarries here in lemont. Now, we get all the restaurants to participate in delivering food to the outdoor site on the edge of the scenic quarry (Great lakes). One delivery person could do well making all the deliveries. So then, a visitor or resident of lemont could spend a nice evening or day at the quarry and order a meal via cell phone...have it delivered and chow down. I wonder how many of you like the idea...and it does bring people to the area and it does support ALL the eating places in town. What say you????
Edward Andrysiak March 26, 2014 at 01:32 PM
Did I mention that the deck connects to a pier where you can rent a row boat or canoe for a few hours before enjoying your meal. like the idea? Improve the idea?

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