NYPD Pizza to open new location this summer in Tempe’s Mill Avenue District

PHOENIX (March 18, 2014) – NYPD Pizza, a locally owned and operated family pizza kitchen, signed a lease this week to open its 11th location in the heart of downtown Tempe. The newest NYPD Pizza restaurant will open this summer at the Northwest corner of 3rd Street and Mill Avenue (222 S. Mill Avenue, #127, Tempe, AZ 85281).

“NYPD Pizza makes a great product – I know that from personal experience,” said Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell. “They will be a terrific addition to downtown Tempe.”

Rich Stark, CEO of NYPD Pizza, states, “Mill Avenue is bustling like it never has before and we are excited to be a part of the neighborhood’s renaissance.”

Situated directly in front of the Mill Avenue/3rd Street Light Rail Stop, NYPD Pizza’s Mill Avenue restaurant is less than one mile away from ASU, which has a student population of more than 75,000. The area is also a major corporate hub with approx. 140,000 employees within a 3- mile radius from companies like US Airways, Honeywell and Chase Bank. Attractions nearby include ASU Gammage, Tempe Center for the Arts, and over 100 events held annually at Tempe Town Lake and the 25-acre Tempe Beach Park.

“Tempe is a dining and entertainment destination unlike any other in town and we are pleased to offer our made-from-scratch pizzas, salads and pastas for everyone coming to Mill Ave,” Stark adds.

The authentic New York-style pizzeria will now begin the build out of the new space. NYPD Pizza most recently unveiled its newly remodeled location at Camelback & 20th Street in Phoenix this past December, and opened a location at 7th Avenue & McDowell in Phoenix in the year prior. Recent milestones also include the launch of NYPD Uptown Amber AleTM, which has become the restaurant’s top selling craft brew, and the roll out of its gluten-free menu to all locations.

For more information about NYPD Pizza’s 10 current locations throughout metro-Phoenix, visit www.aznypdpizza.com, or follow on Twitter: @NYPD_Pizza and Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewYorkPizzaDepartment. For more information about the 11th restaurant opening in the Mill Avenue District of Tempe this summer, email andrea@decibelblue.com.

About NYPD Pizza
NYPD Pizza has served more than 2.5 million pizzas to families throughout the Greater Phoenix Area for more than 17 years. Locally owned and operated by Richard Stark, CEO and majority shareholder, NYPD Pizza has ten neighborhood restaurants and is the only pizzeria in the metropolitan area that offers a private-label beer, called NYPD Uptown Amber AleTM, custom crafted by The Phoenix Ale Brewery. NYPD Pizza is the proud winner of the 2013, 2012 and 2011 Phoenix New Times Readers’ Choice award for “Best Pizza Slice.” Carryout, delivery, express lunch specials and catering services are available at all 10 Valley-wide locations. For more information please visit www.aznypdpizza.com, or follow on Twitter: @NYPD_Pizza and Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewYorkPizzaDepartment.