Northern Tier business gives new life to roadkill (don't worry, it's not real)

"It's something that's an impulse buy," he said.

Getting Adirondack Road Pizza off the ground has also involved figuring out how the critters would be manufactured. Keeping in mind a theme of "being local," Tremblay decided the creations would be stuffed with balsam to give them an Adirondack scent. He also wanted to choose local suppliers like Lakeside Container in Plattsburgh - which will provide the pizza boxes - and hire local labor to perform the work.

"I'm using all local labor - 30 stitchers, about five to 10 packers and stuffers. One of the driving forces to bring into existence is to give people jobs," said Tremblay. "The idea is to get people in rural areas, especially, employed when there isn't employment ... Everybody around here needs work."

The workers will also be able to assemble the creations at home before bringing them to a central shipping facility that will be based in the Northern Tier. Each order - at a cost of $39.95 plus shipping - will be delivered via two-day shipping and bear a personal message from the sender.

The venture is already gaining national attention, said Tremblay, which is expected to debut on a nationally-televised late night talk show and in other national and local media.

Want to place an order?

Adirondack Road Pizza is expected to launch in the next two weeks, with its Web site, www.adirondackroadpizza.com going live at that time.

Those interested in placing orders or learning more may send an e-mail to Tremblay at adirondackroadpizza@adirondackroadpizza.com.

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