BY SAMANTHA HEARN
Brentwood’s newest casual restaurant, Westshore Pizza and Cheesesteaks, could be getting some outdoor seating in the near future.
On Monday, the Brentwood Planning Commission will look at approving the restaurant’s request for outdoor dining in front of the space. The seating would be located under the existing canopy, enclosing a 334-square-foot area in front of the building with a 36” tall decorative aluminum fence.
The patio furniture will be black, having 28 chairs at seven tables. A 5’10” sidewalk area will remain clear in front of the proposed seating area.
The restaurant, based originally out of Tampa, came to Brentwood last month as Tennessee’s only franchise of the chain. Located at 214 Ward Circle in Maryland Farms, the restaurant also serves pastas, salads, subs and more.
“Even though we’re based in Tampa, everything’s really Northern-style,” General Manager Ryan Holmes said. “The best things are definitely the pizza and the cheesesteaks, and we hand roll our own dough and everything is made in-house.”
Westshore also serves wings, but Holmes said they’re not average by any means.
“They’re huge,” he said. “We don’t serve little small wings, we have really, really big ones. We make them fresh, too. They take a little longer to prepare, but they’re worth the wait.”
Desserts include cannolis, New York style cheesecake, zeppole and more. They also serve baked dinners like chicken parmigiana, homemade cheese lasagna and baked ziti.
Holmes said in the first few weeks of being open, business has been good.
“It’s a very friendly vibe in here,” Holmes said. “It’s a good atmosphere. We also have beers on tap for those who want that, and we’re hoping to be able to sell liquor at some point.”
Previously, the space at Suite 400 where Westshore is now housed Sal’s Pizza. Holmes said it’s been refloored, redecorated and totally revamped for the new business. He also said as the restaurant looks forward, community involvement will be a key part of the team strategy.
“We want to invite churches to come hang out, get involved with the schools,” Holmes said. “For us, community involvement is going to be really important. We want to reach out to the people who live here and really create that family vibe.”
Having newly opened, the restaurant is hiring now.
“We’re looking for people who can really just dive right in and be reliable,” Holmes said. “We want people who want to move up, because we’re going to be expanding.”
Franklin may be the next spot for Westshore Pizza and Cheesesteaks, but nothing has been set in stone.
The restaurant is open every day, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on week nights. On Saturdays and Sundays, the restaurant closes at 11 p.m. For more information, visit www.westshorepizza.com.
The Planning Commission will vote on the outdoor seating on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at Brentwood City Hall, located at 5211 Maryland Way.
Samantha Hearn reports for Home Page Media Group. She can be reached via email at email@example.com.