A long-standing Madison gun shop will turn into a pizzeria Wednesday.
New owners have renovated the former Grampa's Gun Shop at 1374 Williamson St. into a restaurant, but have kept hints of the building's past intact in the new design.
Gilbert Altschul said the heart and soul of Grampa's Pizzeria comes from his my grandpa's pizza recipe.
"He used to own a bar and hand roll out pizzas," Altschul said. "[We are] paying tribute to that while adding some of my own touches to it."
The pizzeria will offer a variety of artisan pizzas, like the Barbarini, which is a pie with tomato sauce, calabrian chilis, ricotta cheese, topped with watercress and honey. Grampa's also offers other dishes, such as a beet salad with pistachio puree, oven-roasted beets, topped with pea chutes, truffled goat cheese, and finished with edible flowers and fennel buds.