The sign in front of the former Valentia’s Pizza was taken down Tuesday in preparation for a new sign for Kiss the Cook from Sturtevant natives Robert and Kookie Niemiec. Their restaurant is moving from the City of Racine to the village.

Kiss the Cook is changing location but not the delicious food diners love.

Located currently at the corner of Taylor and Durand Avenues in the City of Racine, the restaurant is moving to 9225 Durand Avenue in Sturtevant.

“We’re very happy to welcome Kiss the Cook,” said Village President Steve Jansen at a village board meeting last month.

The building that will house the restaurant is the site of the former Valentia Pizza so it does have a kitchen, though it will require some work, restaurant owner Robert Niemiec told Racine County Eye.

Kiss the Cook will open in August, according to village leaders.

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