Bruno's Revival On Main Street To Mix Old, New

by Jan Cottingham  on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 12:00 am  

Also not forgotten in the decor will be the photos of the famous visiting Bruno’s over the years, people like Robert Mitchum, Muhammad Ali and Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

The Brunos’ investment in the new restaurant includes $280,000 in build-out costs, a $225,000 equipment loan from Arkansas Capital Corp. and the rollover of Gio’s $100,000 401(k). Gio has retired from his communications and design job at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield.

Gio and Vince both said they weren’t reviving Bruno’s for the money. “We’re in this because we love it,” Vince said. But Gio said he’d like to earn enough money to finance his vision of a pizza-only takeout restaurant in west Little Rock.

Said Vince: “The one thing I don’t want to lose is the warmth and atmosphere of an independent business.”



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