Grand Avenue soon will be able to add another dining destination to the growing list of restaurants found in the downtown Phoenix arts and small business district.
A new restaurant called Grand Avenue Pizza Company will be located at 1031 Grand Avenue, serving pizza by the slice within the next few months. Better yet, the restaurant will offer late-night (like, really late) delivery to the surrounding neighborhoods.
Owner Carson Wheeler says he's not sure about an expected opening date yet because he doesn't think the space will be ready for a number of months. This will be Wheeler's first foray into restaurant ownership. He's originally from Virginia but has been living in the Valley for about three years.
As for the food, there's no menu yet, and Wheeler says he's not ready to specify what style of pizza the restaurant will serve. And though he says he has 11 years in the pizza industry, he'll be hiring someone else to oversee the kitchen operation.
The one thing he is sure about is that the restaurant will offer late-night pizza delivery. Wheeler says he hopes to be able to deliver until 4 a.m.
He says he chose Grand Avenue in part because of the proximity to friends, including the folks behind Bragg's Factory Diner.
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"I think it's up-and-coming," Wheeler says of the area. "It's got a lot of room to grow."
Grand Avenue Pizza Company 1031 Grand Ave. www.grandavenuepizzacompany.com
Editor's note: After this post was published, Wheeler called to tell Chow Bella he would not be hiring someone to oversee kitchen operations.