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Slowly, the new Swyft pizza inn unfolds

Joel Viehland is the chef owner of Swyft, a new restaurant serving up Neapolitan-style pizzas in Kent. Photo by Anne Day

KENT — The renovation of the former Kent Apothecary at the corner of Maple Street and Main Street took more than a year, but the work appears to have been well worth it. 

The interior is completely transformed; it’s virtually impossible to mentally reconcile the former country pharmacy’s interior with the understated, Asian-inspired dining room and kitchens (there are three cooking areas there now) at Swyft, the “pizza and beer” restaurant that opened on Friday, Dec. 8.

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