California Pizza Kitchen closes Reno restaurant at Grand Sierra Resort
Reno pie lovers have one much less place to get their pizza repair as town’s lone California Pizza Kitchen simply closed its doorways.
California Pizza Kitchen served its final pie in Reno on Thursday, Oct. 28, on the Grand Sierra Resort. The Reno retailer has additionally been faraway from California Pizza Kitchen’s checklist of places at its official web site.
The Grand Sierra Resort confirmed on Friday that the pizzeria has closed.
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Identified for its non-traditional “California-style” pizza choices reminiscent of its signature “BBQ Hen Pizza” and cauliflower crust, the chain opened its first retailer in 1985 in Beverly Hills. Since then, California Pizza Kitchen has expanded its empire to incorporate greater than 200 eating places in eight international locations and U.S. territories.
California Pizza Kitchen opened its Reno location in July 2018. The area beforehand housed Charlie Palmer’s Italian restaurant, Briscola.
“We’re very happy and excited … to deliver CPK’s artistic, California-style delicacies to the Reno group,” mentioned Jim Hyatt, CEO of California Pizza Kitchen, on the time.
With the closure, followers of the pizza chain will now need to drive almost 120 miles to Roseville, California, for the closest California Pizza Kitchen.
The closure occurred amid a number of ongoing adjustments on the hotel-casino. The Grand Sierra Resort has invested $55 million in capital enhancements to the resort this 12 months, together with $10 million on the William Hill Race & Sportsbook, new VIP bowling lanes, a revamped Starbucks, in addition to the opening of Reno’s first Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab Home and Sports activities Bar on Dec. 1.
“We’re not but able to launch particulars about what will likely be changing CPK,” mentioned Christopher Abraham, GSR’s senior vice chairman of promoting.
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“Grand Sierra Resort is frequently on the lookout for methods to reinforce our company’ expertise and hold our choices contemporary and thrilling.”
The Reno Gazette Journal has reached out to California Pizza Kitchen for remark.
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