Carrie Rengers

Angelo’s Wichita Bake at Home Italian Foods still in need of a home

Jack Fasciano and one of his bake-at-home pizzas.
Jack Fasciano and one of his bake-at-home pizzas. Wichita

Jack Fasciano is still on the hunt for space for his Angelo’s Wichita Bake at Home Italian Foods.

“I’m getting a little bit depressed just waiting around,” he says.

Fasciano had settled on the former Toni D’s Deli & Catering space in Carriage Parkway at 650 N. Carriage Parkway but then changed his mind.

“I worry that we’d have too many lonely nights in that location.”

Fasciano thought he almost had another deal, but that didn’t work out either, so he was back looking at new space Thursday afternoon.

A couple of local and state groups are helping Fasciano reopen, and he says part of the stipulation is he locate in a distressed area.

“I’m not talking dilapidated,” he says.

It could simply mean a building that’s been vacant for a time.

Fasciano is regularly fielding questions from people who helped raise $40,000 through a Kickstarter campaign to help restart Angelo’s, which was a longtime Wichita favorite.

“I owe it to the community that I get this place open,” he says.

Other than not having a building, Fasciano says he’s “ready to go.”

“I’ve got my tennis shoes by the door,” he says. “I’ve got to do something because my biological clock is tickin’, tickin’, tickin.”

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.

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