206 closes, owner focusing on Bianchi's

206 closes, owner focusing on Bianchi's

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - 206 Front in Downtown Hattiesburg announced the closure of their restaurant Monday.

Owner Tom White said he is fully focusing on building his other restaurant, Bianchi's, to its full potential.

"I just didn't feel as though I was doing as good of a job running both places and I needed to concentrate on one or the other," says White. "We'll look to lease it next; it could be a turnkey restaurant for someone else if they're interested. We had great success there for many years."

Bianchi's is located two blocks up Front Street and specializes in custom-made Italian style pizzas along with several other menu items.

 "We're already in the works of expanding our pasta menu. We make everything in house-from scratch," said White. "The pasta is hand-made and we're going to offer that and let people build their own pastas.We're going to increase some of our appetizers, sandwiches and entrees as well, so look for us to start running some more specials."

Bianchi's also features an attached gelato parlor that recently opened in August. White said sales from the gelato has made dessert sales increase by 1000% since it opened.