Sexy Pizza to open third location in Jefferson Park on January 1

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Sexy Pizza's third location is set to open January 1, 2014
After debuting its first slice dispensary in Capitol Hill in the fall of 2008 (taking over the space once occupied by defunct Pizza Vera), then adding a South Pearl location in 2012, Sexy Pizza has become an unstoppable force in Denver, dipping its fingers into the pies of all kinds of local projects, from marijuana activism to stand-up comedy. Now set to open his third location in Jefferson Park at 25th Avenue and Elliot, Sexy owner and Denver Relief founder Kayvan Khalatbari has no intention of slowing down -- or ending the expansion of his brand into the arts and philanthropy.

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"With the new location, we are going to add two new non-profit groups to the list of Sexy beneficiaries," says Khalatbari. "The Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Harm Reduction Action Center. I sit on the board of directors for Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra, and we're always looking for ways to increase visibility in the community and raise money for a group that does some amazing outreach to youth in Colorado."

The Harm Reduction Action Center is a needle-exchange program that fights for progressive, hygienic services and education for those involved with intravenous drug use. "We believe this is the next great public heath issue relating to drugs that needs to be remedied, after we're finished legalizing cannabis," he explains. "Addicts should not be treated as criminals or forgotten on our streets. They are people and deserve a place to be safe and to get help while they are dealing with the hell in their lives."

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"The Jefferson Park/Highlands area has always been on our radar," Khalatbari continues. "We will be delivering north to I-70, east to I-25, perhaps River North as well, south to Sixth Avenue and west all the way to Sheridan. It's going to provide us with tremendous visibility. This neighborhood was actually our first choice before falling into the South Pearl location."

The South Pearl location has been very successful for Sexy Pizza, but did not come without some controversy. Beyond just the spicy name, Khalatbari's very public associations with marijuana advocacy groups like SAFER and his own Denver Relief ruffled the feathers of more conservative residents of the area. Does he anticipate a similar reaction in Jefferson Park?

"I suppose that is possible, but we're moving into a more up-and-coming neighborhood with the Elliot Street location, as opposed to the already established and more family-toned Platt Park," he replies. "Regardless, I think we've shown that a name is just a name, and behind that name Sexy Pizza is a positive, progressive and contributing member of the communities we occupy, for all the reasons I've just mentioned. If people can't be okay with that, fuck 'em."

Sexy Pizza's Jefferson Park location is set to open on January 1, 2014.



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Stephen Dryver
Stephen Dryver

Yup....just what this increasingly expensive metro area needs more of: crappy low-wage service jobs serving even crappier "local" food.

Karye Ann
Karye Ann

Glad a business is growing and providing more jobs. However, we tried it once and weren't impressed enough to return.

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson

Diarrhea, cha cha's, makin' soup are all thoughts that go with their shitty pie. What you don't know is that the Iranian who runs this place stole it from his "FRIENDS" who put everything into starting sexy pizza. He did it with an intentionally deceiving operating agreement. Since then he stole a dispensary from me. Worthless piece of Shit...

Jane Firewoman
Jane Firewoman

Wow...glad to read this. Guess I wont try this place!

Angelica VonBeerstein
Angelica VonBeerstein

Cockroaches ran across the floor last time I was at the Cap Hill location. Yucky pizza and yucky place...!!!

mattys369
mattys369

Gotta love how people get sooo ballsy and bold writing on a forum without consequences. Same people I'm sure yell horrible things at old ladies while driving, knowing full well they would get the shit kicked out of them on the street for such behavior!

Sexy Pizza has always been great!

Great food and great people!

douglasstiff
douglasstiff

Oh the haters do love to troll. It's great New York style pizza. Slices are good on demand, but ordered pies are the way to go. The Cap Hill location has recently been remodeled and has a fresh finish. The Pearl St. Location has a more refined feel and lacks the "personality" of the Cap. Hill neighborhood. Keep up the good work Kayvan. "Illegitimi non carborundum"

jjdoglegg
jjdoglegg

apparently Jason doesn't know what bumping a thread really is. 

genifermurray
genifermurray

It is amazing to me that people have one bad experience and it's like the world just ended.  This means that those people have never owned a company.  Employees are very difficult in any company but especially lower paid positions.  It is hard to make people care I know because I own a business.  If you had that bad of a time you should let the manager know and if they don't take care of it talk to the owner.  I know Kayvan would NEVER allow a customer to be treated badly!!!!  

I wish the best for Sexy Pizza and more importantly somebody that takes pride in his community and does so many things to help his community and Colorado overall!  

Dan Robinson
Dan Robinson

awful service the last few times I went in there. The white looked like it would make somebody sick if it hadn't been cut so badly to only leave around 1/3rd a slice. I made fun of it and the guy was a huge dick! instead of saying "oh yeah that shitty little slice has obviously been out for 4 hours and does look pretty gross". Welp, see ya later!

Jason Hornyak
Jason Hornyak

look out jefferson park, they are bad neighbors

Renee Lov
Renee Lov

Ok, first two times hospitalit and food wise. Third time, they treatd us like outsidrs and our single slicd pizzas were sloppy.

Erica Vaughn
Erica Vaughn

Ha^^^ my kinda guy. I got all the time in the world.

Jason Hornyak
Jason Hornyak

pizza sucks, too. and so do their cute marijuana pizza names

Jason Hornyak
Jason Hornyak

well one time, after spending $1500 at the airport to make sure a single mother and her 5 year old son could get home the next day so the boy could go to school... i went to the cap hill on sexy to get us all pizza. the mom wanted mushrooms, i wanted pepperoni, the boy wanted cheese. i asked them: "could you please put mushrooms on 3 slices, pepperoni on 3 slices and just cheese on the remainder and charge me full price for three toppings, it's cool" and not only did they say "no we can't do thirds" but they were rude as motherfuckers to me about it. i calmly and politely explained that i am their neighbor and that what i'm asking them to do would actually save them money BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOO. more attitude. oh and when i said exactly this on their facebook page, they deleted my comment and banned me from posting. FUCK THEM

WillieStortz
WillieStortz topcommenter

It's good to see these ganjapreneurs are finding ways to launder their black market dope sales. 


They can do a better job of hiding their money laundering business if they didn't let their employees sell so many drugs from the business location.

Sara Huang
Sara Huang

Afraid I have to agree with the majority of these folks. This used to be my favorite place for pizza back in 2009, but I've gotten sick several times after eating there, and there are a few staff in the cap hill location that are badly in need of a shower. In fairness, I put a permanent personal ban on the place this spring so they may not work there anymore, but damn! That cap hill location could use a major scrubby-scrubby remodel + coat of paint before dumping $$ into a new location.

Joseph Chek
Joseph Chek

One time we ordered sexy pizza twice in the same night cause we got fucked up. Only problem was that on round two it was a short bald dude that delivered the pizza. Not quite so sexy that time around. False advertising?

Sydney Vee
Sydney Vee

You mean Sexy Food Poisoning? No. I don't like food that makes me sick, I'm picky like that.

Frank Catalfano
Frank Catalfano

I don't care for a pizza that's sexy ,I want one that taste good

Philo99
Philo99

Free hypodermic needle with every slice. Great concept.

Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry

It's good stuff!! Live across the street from their cap hill location.

Brian D. Bostron
Brian D. Bostron

Sexy Pizza has great employees AND pizza. Love the new location near by favorite coffee bar, 2914.

3vilmonkey
3vilmonkey

I agree with you, Katie.. Sexy has the best pizza in Denver, and that's saying something - this city has a lot of good pizza. Haters: if you don't like Sexy Pizza, then go back to the suburbs where you belong, and order from Dominos. Kyle: the gutrot and diarrhea isn't from the pizza, its from the cheap vodka you've been gulping all night to keep the shakes at bay.

Taylor Berglund
Taylor Berglund

h8a'z.. cap hill location is alright for after you hit up the bar for a bit. sure beats benny blanco's anyways, at least you don't have to deal with that short douchebag with the bandanna. sure its not the best pizza in town, but i don't think many people go to Sexy to get Denver's best slice..

Katie Bueter
Katie Bueter

Wow such negativity in the previous comments.... This is my favorite pizza place in Denver, hands down!

Kyle Kerley
Kyle Kerley

Only a fan because they deliver late. Otherwise, I could do without the gutrot and diarrhea.

Manny Rodrigues III
Manny Rodrigues III

Considering I haven't heard of the first two locations I have no idea.

barslinger
barslinger

Sarto's is across the street ..............similar looking corner.

Eddie Horn
Eddie Horn

Skoops tried to get that spot.... great location! Congrats guys!

mfine817
mfine817

Wasn't this sarto's location? What happened with that place?

WillieStortz
WillieStortz topcommenter

You probably think Sbarro is the best pizza in NY.

Seriously. How low are your standards if you think Sexy Pizza is great? Do you go to McDonalds for great burgers? Red Lobster for the fantastic seafood?

Lay off the drugs.

Monteg0
Monteg0

@Jason Hornyak Just because you work at the gas station around the corner, doesn't mean you're entitled to special treatment

Monteg0
Monteg0

@Jason Hornyak Because your good friend owns a competing shop?  That makes you subjective...

Monteg0
Monteg0

@Jason Hornyak Thanks for the sob story but if you had bought slices it wouldn't have been a problem.  Furthermore, since you're professionally linked to a direct competitor of theirs whom I wont name, I'm going to call BS on your entire story troll.

Monteg0
Monteg0

@WillieStortz Got any facts to back that up?  Didn't think so...  Go back to yelling at the kids that are on your lawn.

mattys369
mattys369

We're not in NY fucktard, non the less, the best pizza in NY is Rays.

I assume you're from there and you loved it sooo much... now you're here, go back douche!

All you did was bring what sucked about where you're from here with you in the form of you.

If you had a bad experience, share it with the small business owner so they can improve.

If you're just partial to some place else, as it sounds like you are, offer your insight instead of just talking shit.

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