The owners of Main Event Sports Grill bought the recently closed Vancouver Pizza Co. and plan to open their own pizza restaurant in the same Uptown Village spot.
Jason Fish, co-owner of Main Event, said the new pizza spot, called Mondo’s Pizza, will begin to serve to-go pizzas in about two weeks at 2219 Main St. The first staff members and pizzaiolos have been working on a recipe for a thin, sourdough crust style, and the restaurant will also eventually serve deep-dish pizza.
Fish said the owners are constructing a bar in the building, and their liquor license is under review. The bar will join many of the breweries, taphouses and restaurants in the busy Uptown area. Fish said that when he opens indoor dining, guests will be welcome until midnight or maybe later, depending on how much nightlife returns after the pandemic recedes.
After Vancouver Pizza Co. closed in late December, the previous owners left almost all the cooking equipment inside, Fish said.
The building’s landlord from the Al Angelo Co. contacted Fish to get advice on how to sell the equipment, and when Fish arrived at the spot, it sparked an idea to buy the business and open his own pizza place – something he’s dreamed of doing for much of his life. He and his brother grew up having regular pizza cook-offs, he said.