Dining With Denise Neil

Jetty's, not Pacific Coast Pizza, will open next to arena

Businessman Mickey Lynch says he’s changed his mind about partnering with Pacific Coast Pizza at his under-construction bar and restaurant space at 222 S. Commerce, just north of Intrust Bank Arena and south of the old Spaghetti Works building.The under-construction spot that will hold Walkers Bar and Venue and Jetty’sInstead, he said, he’s enlisted his friend Greg Keenan, who developed the recipes for pizza restaurants such as Papa Keno’s in Lawrence, to come up with a different concept.

The pizza restaurant, which will be adjacent to and connected to Walkers Bar and Venue, will be called Jetty’s and will likely serve big slices of pizza plus a pizza buffet for the lunch crowd. Lynch also plans to offer activities for families in the evenings.

The adjoined businesses have an entrance where customers can access either one. Walkers will be more of an adult-focused, live music venue that also will have a bar-style menu.

Lynch and his partner, building owner Ryan Mills, hope to have both businesses open by Oct. 1.

I’ll keep you updated on developments.