The vacant lot wedged between and in the Pruneyard shopping center will soon become a late-night, Chicago-style pizzeria.
Patxi’s Chicago Pizza (pronounced pah’-cheese), a Bay Area-based restaurant, will swiftly move into the space previously occupied by Mojo Burger and prior to that Johnny Rockets, said Steve Prosser, Campbell associate planner.
The pizzeria received permission to sell alcohol (beer, wine and spirits) at last week’s planning commission meeting and was also authorized for late-night activity. Once established, Prosser said, Patxi’s will be open until 11 p.m. with employees on site until midnight.
Patxi’s will begin to modify the interior of the restaurant once its 10-day appeal period is over this week. “I expect them to move quite quickly on the improvements,” Prosser said.
The Chicago-style deep-dish pizza restaurant will have a dining room and wait staff and will offer its signature thick-crust pizzas as well as two types of thin-crust pizza.
According to its website, the restaurant offers “two styles of dough, four styles of mozzarella and over 30 different meat and veggie toppings” as well as fresh salads and appetizers.
Patxi’s also accommodates vegetarian and vegan guests with “alternative ingredients such as whole-wheat crust, vegan cheese and vegetarian/vegan pizzas,” according to the menu.
The city hasn’t heard from any Pruneyard tenants about the new restaurant, Prosser said, but has had some positive feedback from residents. “The only comments we’ve received were in support,” he said.