In a downtown suffering due to the oncoming pressures of “big box” stores, Carlisle relies heavily on successful businesses. As one enters Matty’s Kitchen, a comfortable atmosphere for eating lunch is immediately felt. Light music, a personal welcoming from the owners/chefs, and a detailed menu of lunch choices all add to the personality of the restaurant. A closer look into the unique style of Matty’s gives one the idea of the type of business capable of surviving in downtown Carlisle, but more importantly, succeeding in and supporting the suffering economy of the town. Owned and run by Matthew Pisano and Cindi Pasi, Matty’s Kitchen has been in business for a little over two years and continues to gain popularity within the Dickinson College student body and local community.