"We're still waiting for our beer license, a point of massive frustration," he says. "Our intention is to sell local, Michigan micro-brewed beers, all draft, and maybe four or five kinds of wine. No liquor."
Sheena has been making pizzas since 1986, when his first Chicago-style Pizza Papalis opened in Detroit's Greektown. He's the founder of two regional chains--Pizza Papalis and Rio Wraps. He likes to spend a lot of time on site when he opens a new restaurant and will be working full time as pizza chef here for awhile.
Neo Papalis also sells salads and sandwiches with a pita-like bread made from the same pizza dough.
Neo Papalis, 500 E. William, 929-2227. Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-midnight, Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m. neopapalis.com
[Originally published in December, 2012.]