Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Glenna Phelps-Aurich presented Sam & Louie's Italian Restaurant with the Business of the Week honor represented by Dave Milligan, Sarah Yates, Denise Shaefer, Ashley Myberger, Nikki Cabrera, Kris Osborne, Joanna Trevino and Richard Dotson.
am & Louie’s Italian Restaurant opened in Sterling in May of 2016 by Mike and Denise Shaefer. The Shaefers purchased the building on Main Street and were looking to rent it out for increased business in the old downtown area.
The Sam and Louie’s franchise came to Sterling upon an invitation from Economic Development for a tasting which Mike and Denise attended and were impressed by.
The franchise is family owned; the menu options available were broad scoped with a focus on Italian cuisine and community comments over the years indicated a desire for more Italian options and the need for an additional restaurant contributing to the economic development of Sterling.
It was the Shaefers hope that someone would step forward with the intent of buying the franchise and opening a Sam and Louie’s in their building on main, utilizing the awesome location and size of the building. They did not want this opportunity to pass Sterling by, so after many conversations with the franchise family the Shaefer’s decided to open the restaurant.
Their objective is to provide an exciting and fun atmosphere where families can celebrate, meet with business associates, or connect with friends. They have catering available, both off site and on site in the party room. Daily food and drink specials are available giving guests a taste of what they offer.
As a part of the business community, they strive to support other businesses and groups with fundraising efforts and monetary contributions throughout the year. The Sam & Louie’s guests are an extended part of the Shaefer family, they love to see you, and are proud to be part of your relaxation and life celebrations!
Join us in congratulating
Sam & Louie's Italian Restaurant
as the Business of the Week!