Heather Bell

Two longtime Radford businesses with a penchant for giving back to the community were honored for their time in operation Monday.

Radford City Council recognized Sal’s Restaurant and Pizzeria for its 40th anniversary and Cut Nice Barbershop for its 20th anniversary during Monday’s council meeting. Representatives from each business received council resolutions honoring them for the milestones.

Domenico Pugliese moved his family from New York to Radford in 1978 and opened Sal’s, which has been in continuous operation in west Radford ever since. Several members of the Pugliese family attended Monday’s recognition, including Joe Pugliese who now manages the restaurant.

“We thank the City of Radford,” he said. “We hope for another 40 years. We love you guys.”

Sal’s is known for holding charity nights, donating a portion of a night’s…

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