The Celebrity Room is back.
The pizzeria and restaurant, which operated in northern Henrico County for 31 years before closing in 1994, has taken over space in the TJ Maxx shopping center on West Broad Street in western Henrico. It opened in late May.
“It’s great to be back,” owner Alan Serafim said. “People walk in and they say the smell is just like the old place. They remember.”
The new 40-seat restaurant even has some of the old fixtures that made The Celebrity Room a Richmond landmark. For example, Christmas decorations are up year-round, as they were at the old place.
“It’s still Christmas every day in here,” Serafim said, adding that more decorations will go up as the season approaches.