Work is rolling along on the new PizzaBOGO in the newly renovated Lakewood Plaza.
The gourmet pizza chain, based out of Hudson, is set to take the 2,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by the Four Seasons Tanning salon in the renovated Lakewood Plaza.
The business is expected to be open by June.
The sign, as well as the design plans, were recently given the OK by the city’s architectural board of review.
The owners are looking forward to opening.
“There’s a lot of competition in the area, and great pizza shops like Angelo’s, but we’re a different kind of pizza shop,” Robert Kopis, the co-owner of pizzaBOGO, told Lakewood Patch last year.
A review on Cleveland Heights Patch noted that the pizza shop had 35 toppings, “which you can pile on individually. In addition to the expected ingredients there are many unique items such as sirloin steak tips, asparagus, Chow Mein noodles, and fresh mango.”
David Berkovitz, the director of project management for Levey and Company, told Lakewood Patch that pizzaBOGO will fit in nicely with the plaza.
“Their product is a little bit different,” he said. “While they make a gourmet-style pizza, they will make your kids a standard cheese and pepperoni pizza. I think they’re going to fit in well. People in Lakewood have a sophisticated palette.”
The first pizzaBOGO opened in Hudson in 2004. There are now five of them, including a new one in North Olmsted.