ByJanuary 2, 2021 3:39 pm
BUCYRUS – Enterprise house owners Shawn and Tacsha Ridgeway have been honored by the Bucyrus Space Chamber of Commerce with the “Entrepreneurs of the Yr” award for 2020.
The Ridgeways, who personal and function Breezzy’s Pizza and Dillinger’s Leisure Middle & Restaurant downtown and Suburban Lanes on Hopley Avenue, have been acknowledged by the Chamber for “including a lot to our group on so many ranges.”
“It actually shocked me,” mentioned Shawn Ridgeway, who acquired the Chamber award on Dec. 28. “This actually means rather a lot to me and my spouse. Phrases can’t categorical how a lot. It means every part to us.”
The Ridgeways, who opened Dillinger’s on Washington Sq. eight years in the past, usher in reside leisure and a wide range of acts to the downtown institution. 5 years in the past, they debuted Breezzy’s Pizza inside the similar leisure venue.
Breezzy’s, which is legendary for its pizza, wings and rooster chunks, additionally provides a full menu that includes contemporary Lake Erie perch, burgers, sandwiches and salads, Ridgeway mentioned. On-line ordering is all the time an possibility, he mentioned, with “high quality meals at cheap costs.”
The delight of his three companies, nonetheless, is Suburban Lanes & Leisure Middle, which the couple bought about 18 months in the past. Again within the day, the bowling alley gave Ridgeway his first job. He took out the trash “and so they let me bowl totally free.”
Ridgeway labored his manner up the ladder, finally changing into basic supervisor of the power in his early 20’s. “All the companies imply rather a lot to me, however this one right here positively has a particular place in my coronary heart,” he mentioned from the busy institution on New Yr’s Eve.
Since taking on from the previous proprietor, the Crawford County natives have invested $100,000 in new automated scoring machines, changing the dated gear from the 1990’s. They’ve additionally put in new carpeting and added 4 new 12-foot huge display TV’s.
“It actually added rather a lot to the leisure facet, particularly on the weekends for glow bowling and sports activities and different issues,” Ridgeway mentioned of the bowling alley, which can be dwelling to weekly leagues, birthday events and different particular occasions all year long.
Ridgeway, 46, credit his employees in addition to his loyal clients for contributing to the success of the ventures. “It has been a protracted highway however exhausting work, heaps and many persistence, a few huge breaks and surrounding ourselves with superior folks has been an ideal mixture.”