SUMMIT, Ky. — Changes are coming to Giovanni’s Pizza in Summit, with a new, pub-style atmosphere.

Jesse Hunt, owner of The Greater Kentucky Corp. which owns several Giovanni’s Pizzas, said the Summit store will move into the building that used to house Active Day Adult Day Care. Hunt said the day care said it wasn’t feasible to remain open in light of COVID-19. The current Giovanni’s building will be razed and the space used for parking for the restaurant. The space will make it possible to offer three times the parking as was offered previously.

Hunt said the new store will be called Giovanni’s Pizza and Pub, unique to the Giovanni’s brand.

“We’re trying to provide people in Boyd County a place they can go dine as a family and where they can be comfortable and to create an atmosphere similar to B-Dubs (Buffalo Wild Wings) or something like that,” Hunt said. “There will be dozens of TVs with games on.”

He said he’s still working on the decor, but plans to decorate with sports memorablia from college and pro sports and for a variety of games.

Booth seats and 5-foot “knee walls” will provide some separation, giving customers privacy.

A new development for the Summit location will be the sale of beer and wine. Hunt said there will be no liquor sales at the pub, but beer and wine will be available.

“This will be more of a casual dining environment,” he said. “You can come in and have pizza and beer and watch a game or you can have the choice to sit down with your family and have dinner.”