Steamboat Springs Stacy Magee has big plans to turn her pizza nook into a sprawling family restaurant.
Magee and her husband, Trea, own Wolf Mountain Pizza in Hayden. They are moving the restaurant down Jefferson Avenue to the spot vacated by Quintero's Mexican Restaurant. Quintero's closed last week.
Wolf Mountain is crammed into its spot at 175 W. Jefferson Ave. The building is 1,300 to 1,700 square feet, but Magee can use only about one-third for seating. The former Quintero's location at 105 and 107 W. Jefferson Ave. is about 3,300 square feet, she said.
"I would say we're definitely going to multiply our seating by 10 times," Magee said. "We're definitely going to have a huge, huge amount of seating."
She plans to have a grand opening July 1 but wants to be open by mid-June for Triple Crown Sports teams.
"We've got Triple Crown coming in; we've got fair, hunting season," Magee said. "We just want to make it larger or better for several families to come in at once."
She's going to keep the main dining room largely as it is. The room to the east, which was the Quintero's bakery, will be a game and party room. Magee plans to add booths, arcade games and a big-screen TV. The room could host parties or specials for sporting events, she said. Magee plans to offer specials for visiting sports teams, too.
Wolf Mountain's recipes and food won't change, she vowed. She plans to add a few things: ice cream, soups and a salad bar daily. Wolf Mountain will start serving pizza by the slice all day, rather than just from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Magees also hope to get a liquor license to serve beer.
"I had a guy here in the community actually tell me he had a pool table he'd let us use," Magee said. "That's something I'm considering."
Wolf Mountain will continue to be open seven days a week.
Terry Anderson has owned the building for four years. He said he was pleased to welcome the Magees.
"She's very well dialed in," Anderson said about Stacy. "They do a great job, and she takes advantage of everything that's going on in the area, so she'll bring a lot of customers in, which will help any restaurant."
Joyce Folley, president of Hayden's Chamber of Commerce, said she was thrilled about Magee's plans for Wolf Mountain.
"What better way to pinpoint downtown, finally," she said. "Having anything right there in that building on the corner is awesome, and doing it with a family perspective in mind and affordable dining, all the pizzas she has to offer, is going to be awesome."
Folley said Magee would provide a needed service.
"She's got a lot of activities planned for families and youth, and we don't have anything like that in Hayden," Folley said.