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PizzaBOGO Moving Into Lakewood Plaza

The regional gourmet pizza chain inks lease agreement with the owners of the property.

Just days after its doors in the , the company that owns the building announced that there’s going to be another new tenant.

PizzaBOGO, a gourmet pizza chain based out of Hudson, is set to take the 2,000-square-foot space most-recently occupied by the .

Robert Kopis, the co-owner of pizzaBOGO, said he’s not sure when the shop might open, but added that it’s “definitely happening.” 

“There’s a lot of competition in the area, and great pizza shops like , but we’re a different kind of pizza shop,” he said.

A 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, which owns the plaza, said that the lease has been signed and construction will begin as soon as the plans are approved by the city.

He’s shooting to get started on the storefront’s exterior renovation within a month.

Berkovitz said 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, expected to open within the next couple weeks. 

Other tenants in Lakewood Plaza?

Berkovitz said that Levey and Company is negotiating with a few businesses for the few remaining spots in the plaza: in the front space of the former Sakura Japanese restaurant, the former and the former  Video store. 

The Radio Shack is staying put, and it will remain open during its exterior renovation, according to employees at the store.

“We’re getting pretty close to getting this leased up,” said Berkovitz, declining to share which companies are considering the plaza. “Tenants are interested, and I think that speaks to the quality of this project. We’re excited about this. We have a lot of interest on the leasing front.”

Brandon Scullion August 24, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Though they are not in the Downtown portion of Lakewood, Thai Kitchen (amazing) and Thai Hut (newly reopened) are two great options as well as India Garden (best Indian around), Khiems Vietnamese (also pretty awesome) and Baroccos.
Brandon Scullion August 24, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Detroit Ave. Blackbird Baking Around the Corner Deweys Georgetown $$$$ Borderline Cafe West End Tavern India Garden John's Diner Kenilworth Tavern Eddy & Iggy's Mid Town Booths Tavern Plank Road Tavern 56 West Merry Arts Pub & Grill Jammy Buggers The Root Cafe Deagans Melt - founded in Lakewood Pacers TJ's!!! Szechwan Garden Pepper's Italian
Kelly Flamos August 24, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Try Mahall's for dinner. Our kitchen is open. And it's AWESOME! Burgers, chicken, tacos, VEGAN options, soft pretzels from scratch! The best part - it's a family-run shop...since 1924.
Brandon Scullion August 24, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Kelly, what are the hours?
Kelly Rae Griffith August 24, 2012 at 09:43 PM
The tacos are amazing!

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