A few months ago, Heather and Terry Montgomery were vacationing in Minnesota, but they could not find a restaurant that served New York-style pizza.

So they decided to stay and open their own shop.

Named after their son, Victoriano's New York Style Pizza and Pasta served its first meals Feb. 20. The restaurant offers more than 15 varieties of pizza and daily specials in the Isaac Staples Sawmill Building at 402 N. Main St. in Stillwater.

Along with serving whole pies and "the largest slices" in Stillwater, Heather Montgomery said Victoriano's also offers strombolis and calzones large enough to feed two people.

The menu includes two varieties of homemade Italian desserts, cannolis and tiramisu, and New York cheesecake.

The restaurant will be adding pasta dishes to the menu in the near future, Heather Montgomery said.

Dine-in, takeout and delivery are available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Saturday. For more information, call 651-430-3700 or www. stillwaterpizza.com.

WOODBURY

Pro-Cuts plans March opening in Tamarack

Just in time for tournament season, Pro-Cuts is opening a new outlet in Woodbury's Tamarack Village. It will be the sports-themed salon's seventh Minnesota location to go with one in New York. The company plans to open 10 more locations by summer, spokeswoman Elizabeth Pavlica said.

Haircuts are $18 for adults and $15 for ages 18 and younger, and they come with a shampoo, head and neck massage and hot towel treatment. There's a TV at every styling station, so customers can watch the game of their choice while getting their hair clipped.

The Woodbury store at 8144 Coller Way is currently hiring staff. Its hours will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, see www.getaprocut.com.

Optical outlet to get new name, new look

Vision World stores across the country are being renamed Visionworks, and their parent company, Eye Care Center of America Inc., also is updating several of its outlets, including the store in Woodbury.

Within the next six weeks, new carpet and new fixtures for eyeglasses, frames and other products will be installed at the store in City Centre East, 1785 Radio Drive. A fresh paint job is also part of the $71,000 remodeling plan, said spokesman George Yanoshik.

Lift Bridge holds beer release party

The folks at the Lift Bridge Brewery are throwing a tasting party to celebrate the release of their newest brew, an Irish Coffee stout.

Along with a sampling, the event will feature live music, toasts, Irish games and food. Festivities will run from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the brewery, 1900 Tower Drive. Tickets are $10.

In other news, the brewery is once again offering its products in 12-ounce bottles. Lift Bridge discontinued 12-ounce bottle sales when it moved to its new Stillwater facility last year, but brought them back in late February. For more information, see www.liftbridgebrewery.com.

TIM HARLOW

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