Mtn Munchies up and running
Former owners of the Down Under Bar and Grill in Winter Park and the Candle Cottage at Cooper Creek Square own Mtn. Munchies in Granby, the mainstay restaurant formerly called Mad Munchies.Since taking over the business in June, Billy Groshong and Donna Zolnir have remodeled the space, installed a new pizza oven and, in December, started offering full breakfasts at the restaurant.Although they continue the tradition of submarine sandwiches at the Main Street eatery, they have added pizza baked in a brick-fired oven, homemade chili and ice cream in addition to burgers and hot dogs. The staff hand-forms and cooks fresh meats for burgers at the restaurant, and serves them with homemade chips.Donna’s mother Deloris Zolnir, who moved to the area from Arizona, makes homemade pies and soups at the restaurant. As far as pricing, some items are cheaper than the former Mad Munchies, and some prices changed to offset business costs, Billy said.The family-operated business also includes daughters and Middle Park High School students Marti and Alex, as well as daughter Madison, who attends college. Donna and Billy originally moved to Grand County in 2003 from Arizona. Billy is also employed at the Docheff’s concrete plant in Granby, and Donna is employed with the U.S. Postal Service in Winter Park. “The place has been an institution in the area for so long, we felt a need for it,” Billy said. “We felt it was a good opportunity for expanding a business that had been around for a while.”Business was “great” during the summer, he said, but along with other Granby business owners, he’s found winter months to be more challenging.”We love being in business,” Billy said. “It’s a nice thing to do; it helps out the community and provides jobs for the locals. We hope to be in business a long time.”
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