Reader: Please don't dumb down Boulder's Pizzeria Locale concept for Denver
After searching for the right spot for a year, Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson, the founders of Frasca Food and Wine, Pizzeria Locale and Caffe, all in Boulder, have found the space where they will put a second Pizzeria Locale -- this one at 550 Broadway in Denver.
Readers responded quickly to the news -- with very different opinions.
"You don't know how much this news made my week," writes DenverDoughboy. "Now I don't have to drive up to Boulder to get great pizza."
Says Steveville: "Denver needs another pizza joint like John Elway needs a bra."
And Denver Dave has some advice for Frasca's founders:
Well, I completely welcome a great pizza joint in my 'hood and certainly the Frasca boys are capable of giving us a winner. I have two concerns based on this article.
1) Please don't dumb down your Boulder concept too much for us flatlanders - comments like "pizza that's more for all day, every day" - makes me nervous that you think we Denverites who aren't breathing the rarified Boulder air are incapable of discerning a good pizza from Domino's. Many of us are willing to pay a premium for true quality. Set the bar high.
2) I hope you thought about the parking situation before signing up for this location. Unless you are going to deliver you may be shooting yourself in the foot. That parking lot is a total clusterf**k. I wouldn't be overconfident about foot traffic either - definitely not a neighborhood with a lot of folks strolling about looking for dining options.
Produce a great product, like you do in Boulder, and you'll blow the doors off the pizza scene. Best of luck.
What advice would you Stuckey and MacKinnon-Patterson about this move to Denver?