Rippy's Moving LocationsSeptember 13, 2017
Mike and Amber Rippy have announced that they are moving the location of their pizza and pasta restaurant, Rippy's, to Bear's Showtown U.S.A. in Lyndon. The move comes in response to the desire of customers, who have been asking for a dine-in venue.
Rippys took over the restaurant from Joe and Lina Alfano in January of this year. With the move the Chef Mike Rippy will be expanding the menu to add more sandwiches including burgers. He also hopes to bring back a few favorite dishes from his days at Cindy Jean's Restaurant in Prophetstown where he worked prior to the fire on Main Street in July of 2013.
Rippy has been in the restaurant business his entire life. The owners of Bear's approached the Rippy's with the idea to take over the kitchen side of the establishment. The couple hopes to have the new location up and running near the beginning of October following updates to the kitchen. A new Italian restaurant called Pizza Joes, is scheduled to open in Prophetstown about the same time.