Pizza Pipeline To Offer Seats & Beer | News
The excitement is growing in North Central Spokane where The Bar at Pizza Pipeline is just about ready to open. For 25 years, Pizza Pipeline has been known for delivering hot pizza to your door or giving you pizza by the slice if you walked through the doors. Now, the location at 1403 North Division will offer a place for people to enjoy pizza and beer.
"We have had great pizza store options for our franchise owners for years but we want to test drive the concept of incorporating the dine-in experience and the option of serving beer, wine and spirits," said Pizza Pipeline Corporate Owner, Mike Kight.
Kight has been a pizza store owner for 25 years and always avoided the restaurant side of the business simply to avoid the extra headaches.
"People have been suggesting that we open up a place that you can sit down and eat for 20 years," said Kight.
The Bar at Pizza Pipeline will offer more than 50 beers with 20 on tap including five locally brewed.
"I like to keep the local beers there to support the people because that's all we got," said Kight.
Along with the beer, hard liquor will also be served but even though it's called, "The Bar," it's meant to be a family and kid-friendly restaurant.
Kight says the premise is simple: beer and pizza, two great flavors that go together.
The Bar is inside an old transmission repair shop. The front of the building retains a glass roll-up door that helps give the place a bright, cheery atmosphere.
The polished wood bar will make you want to slide a frosty drink along its lines. Nine big screen lcd televisions will bring customers all the sports they can imagine.
"We also wanted to provide a new sports bar option to the residents in the Gonzaga District. In fact, we will even open at 8am on Sunday mornings just so people have a great place to catch all the Sunday football games. " Said Kight
The pit where mechanics one stood to work on transmissions is now the keg coolers, keeping the beers on tap running clean and cold.
Kight says he's hired 15 new people to work the restaurant side of the Pipeline and another five to handle the increased load on the delivery side.
"It's a no brainer, beer and pizza," said Kight.
The Bar will have a soft opening sometime next week when the staff has had a chance to make sure everything runs smoothly and customers leave with a full belly and smile on their face.
Kight says there will be a grand opening in early October.