Nationwide chain BJ’s Brewery opened its 140th restaurant in San Jose on Monday. Its location is ideal, situated on a corner of the College Park Center and steps away from convenience stores like Target, Trader Joe’s and Office Depot. For people living downtown and in Santa Clara, the center is a pivotal spot for daily shopping needs.

There are currently 62 BJ’s restaurants in California, a brand that specializes in handcrafted beers, award-winning deep-dish pizzas, generously portioned salads, appetizers, sandwiches, and their signature Pizookie dessert: a warm, deep dish chocolate chip cookie topped with cold ice cream.

Last week, the restaurant was in rehearsal mode, hosting soft opening nights and inviting members of their community in to help train staff. 13 different menus circulated the restaurant as diners got a sampling of BJ’s deep-dish pizzas and specialty brews. BJ’s national brew master was also on deck to talk shop with customers and oversee operations.

The opening comes after a flash construction job that took no longer than a year. The building was formerly a Chevy’s Fresh Mex restaurant. Store hours will be Mon-Thurs 11am-12am, Friday 11am-1am, Saturday 10am-1am, and Sunday 10am-12am.