Pizza’zza Expands in Fairhaven
After about six months of renovation Pizza’zza officially reopened in June as a full-service, sit-down restaurant and tap room. While the carryout counter has been a part of what was once Yorky’s Market for 13 years, the expansion has allowed owners Will Annett and Erica Lamson to offer a beautiful seating area for customers. The remodeled Fairhaven location can now accommodate up to 74 guests and houses 18 taps, which feature local beer, wine, cider, kombucha, and root beer. “It was a natural growth. Customers have been asking for seating for some time,” Lamson said. In addition to the beverages on tap, the new space provides growler fills and six packs to go.
The remodeled space is bright and welcoming in a casual way. Long, raw-edged wood tables line the walls, inviting guests to sit next to strangers and engage over pizza and beer. The tables were made by a passionate Mark E. Hall, just one of the many creative minds who put the new space together, Lamson said. “It was wonderful for me to work here during the remodel because of all the lovely smells of beer, sawdust, and pizza,” Hall said. Lamson enjoyed it as well. “It is great to host a space for creativity,” Lamson said. To finish off the natural look, the walls are painted with a mountain silhouette, which guests can doodle on with chalk.
Situated just a few blocks from Stones Throw Brewery and at the entrance to Chuckanut Drive, the restaurant is in a “general walk-around location,” Hall said. Beyond infusing the local economy by sourcing ingredients and beer from the area, Pizza’zza provides a third space for community members. It isn’t work or home, but another place where folks can gather and interact. In addition to their two Pizza’zza locations, the couple has two food trucks. Pizza’zza Mobile and Delicious Mischief Cajun Kitchen, which opened in June. Check out the Pizza’zza website to find out where to find these mobile kitchens next.
Fairhaven: 1501 12th St., Bellingham
Alabama Hill: 2418 Alabama St., Bellingham
360.218.7012 | pizzazza.com