Bill Clinton stops by Papa Al's Pizza in Newtown

Former President Bill Clinton stopped by Papa Al's Pizza Sunday afternoon.

Mark Sudol

Aug 2, 2023, 11:53 PM

Updated 350 days ago

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It's not every day a U.S. president stops by your business, but that's just what happened at one local pizza shop.
Former President Bill Clinton stopped by Papa Al's Pizza Sunday afternoon.
"All of the sudden, I saw two cars in the front of the place, and he came in," says Dritan Hodza, one of the cooks at Papa Al's.
Clinton took a picture with Hodza, who came to the United States from Macedonia in 1992 when Clinton was first elected president.
"He was nice guy. Smiley face like always," says Hodza.
Hodza says Clinton ordered a couple of slices of cheese pizza and some garlic knots. He says the president came in with several members of his security detail and took his order to go. Clinton left him with a great memory.
"One picture we have it on the wall over there. We were lucky," says Hodza.
Papa Al's is right off I-84, and the Clintons live about 40 miles away in Chappaqua, New York. The president says he'll be back.


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