Johnny Krasniqi of Bangor, originally from New York City, took a drive to Jim Thorpe about two years ago to see about opening a pizza parlor and restaurant there.
He never completed the trip. Instead, while en route, he saw a building for sale in downtown Lehighton, liked it, "and I bought it the first day I came through."
The building formerly housed a bank that closed several years ago.
It now is the site of Johnny's Restaurant and Pizza II, 111 N. First St. Krasniqi said Johnny's Restaurant and Pizza I is located on Washington Boulevard in Bangor.