Bono Pizza Closes and Relocates
Bono Pizza, located at 1717 Northwest Boulevard, has been serving the Grandview/5xNW community for the past four years, and in that time, has not only garnered a loyal following, but helped elevate a part of town that’s now a small business hot spot. On Monday, February 10th, Bono Pizza closed its original storefront for good.
A relationship-gone-bad with Bono’s landlord is to blame for the closing. The doubling of rent and additional bills resulted in a court battle that Jake Wilch, owner of Bono Pizza, eventually lost, and with that defeat, comes a change in venue.
This Valentine’s Day, Bono Pizza is going to show its fans some love by re-opening in the same neighborhood. Bono Pizza will temporarily operate from the back part of 1420 Bar & Grill, which is situated at 1420 Presidential Drive, less than a minute drive from the original spot.
Nothing is going to change about the way Bono does business. It will carry the same menu of wood-fired, oven-baked pizzas customers have come to love, and will serve them in roughly the same hours of operation.
In several ways, Bono’s eviction from the 1717 Northwest location is a blessing. The space was growing too small for Wilch and his crew, and so, this April, Bono will move into a new space a half block away, making them neighbors with another Grandview pizza haven, Meister’s Pizza.
“We love and appreciate all our customers, and all the help they’re giving us,” shares Wilch about his decision to reopen in the area. “This community is amazing, and that really makes this fun to do. This is a small setback, but we believe we have a prosperous future ahead.”
Bono Pizza will begin its new opeartions at 1420 Bar & Grill this Friday at 5pm. The new store should be ready to open by Mid-April if all zoning and coding issues are resolved.
For more on Bono Pizza, visit www.bonotogo.com.