Entrepreneur Endeavors | Westmont couple’s Flair of Country brings flavor to region

Mindi and Corey Crocco, owners of Flair of Country, take garlic lime marinated grilled boneless chicken from the grill on Dec. 29, 2017.

A local Johnstown investment group led by Dominic Chippie, owner of Rizzo’s Restaurant in Windber, and Corey Crocco, owner of Flair of Country in Johnstown, is preparing to open a new restaurant in Johnstown.

The Fifth Local Eatery and Alehouse is planned to open at 11 a.m. Sunday in the former Alibi at 1424 Scalp Ave.

“Dom and I have been friends for years,” Crocco said. “This is our first venture together.”  

The Fifth will feature gastro or high-quality pub food with craft beer, drinks and cocktails. The menu includes a variety including appetizers, wings, paninis, sandwiches, burgers, salads and fresh dough pizzas.

“I do barbecue. He does Italian. Our No. 1 style and flavor is good, quality food, Crocco said. “That, Dom and I have in common.” 

The restaurant is slated to be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

The plan was in motion prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We are at the point now where we are ready to go,” Crocco said.

Cambria Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Amy Bradley heralded the opening with a press statement.

“What great news to have another new restaurant opening in our region,” Bradley’s statement read. “The Fifth is a neat collaboration of seasoned restaurateurs who know how to please their customers.”

More information about the restaurant and its menu is available on the Fifth’s Facebook page.

Russ O'Reilly is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter @RussellOReilly.


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