Young entrepreneur Alex Leonard opened a Carbones pizzeria Aug. 1 in the space that until that Saturday, used to be Pug's Pizza, 1025 S. Main St., #300. Customers can get take-out and delivery of pizzas, sandwiches and salads 3:30-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday and until 10 p.m. Sunday.

Leonard said business is already starting to build, with some customers surprised to hear him answer, "Carbones" instead of "Pug's" when they call the store. The new owner said the former Pug's owner, Jesse Bystrom, has helped him make the transition.

"Jesse will be here for about the next month," said Leonard.

He said all the former Pug's employees will still stay at Carbones. People can reach the new pizza place at the same phone the former one had: 426-7847.

Read more about the River Falls Carbones in the Aug. 13 print edition of the River Falls Journal.