RENO, NV - “Look here, this is the outside, the lights turn white at night,” says Rick Crocitto, owner of Nu Yalk PIzza..
Crocitto proudly shows us the artist’s rendering of the new Nu Yalk Pizza.
But before they can get there, they have to deal with the former location.
The old Nu Yalk Pizza on Moana Lane is no more after serving pie at the Moana location for 25 years.
“Funny after we were here for four years, I kept saying we could so use a turning lane. I just didn't know I was going to be it,” says Crocitto.
Staff is helping with the transition.
They are removing old posters, chairs, and pizza pans.and loading them all up in a truck.
The last thing to go will be the pizza ovens, they will sit next to a brand new oven at the new location.
Regular customers have been preparing for this day, signs alerting them have been posted for months, thanking them for their loyalty, and encouraging them to visit the new restaurant.
It’s the first time the “Pizza by the Slice” neon sign has been turned off since the 1980s.
“Wednesday our last day to gut the rest of what we are going to take out of here. Like I said, they are knocking it down Thursday, they are scheduled for this Thursday to knock it down--no later than tomorrow we have to be out of here,” says manager Everett Hughes..
Crocitto says he’s never had a grand opening and doesn’t intend to start a new trend now.
He hopes to be open at his new location on South Virginia in the Winco complex sometime in late March or early April.
His staff is trying to get him to open a Facebook and Twitter account so more people can be a part of a new chapter of Nu Yalk Pizza.