A popular Dallas pizzeria is expanding north: Greenville Avenue Pizza Company, which has been in business on Greenville Avenue for 13 years, is opening a new location in Richardson.
This will be the third location for the concept. Owners Sammy and Molly Mandell opened a second location in East Dallas at the corner of Peavy and Garland roads in 2016 which has possibly become even more treasured by its neighbors than the original.
According to a release, the Richardson location, at 520 Lockwood Dr., will be their biggest yet. It's set to open in winter 2020.
At 3,700 square feet, the space is more than double the size of the other two GAPCo locations. It has seating for 10, with a 1,200-square-foot patio.
Also unique to the new Richardson location: a full indoor/outdoor bar and a dedicated event space for corporate lunches, rehearsal dinners, and parties.
The space was previously occupied by Bollywood Grocery and an adjoining buffet called Punjabi Dhaba. It's across the way from the Richardson Heights Shopping Center at the northwest corner of 75 and Belt Line Road, in a low-slung strip of buildings, next to other hipster businesses including Lockwood Distillery, Communion Neighborhood Cooperative, and a coming-soon location of Monkey King Noodle Co.
The GAP space was designed by the famed Plan B team and is being built with Covid-19 in mind, so the seating can be rearranged to maintain social distancing. The bar can be accessed from the patio, and there will also be a pick-up window, allowing grab-and-go without coming inside the restaurant. They'll also offer delivery, with ordering either by phone or online.
Opening hours will run late: until 1 am on weekdays and 3 am on weekends.
In addition to build-your-own pizzas, salads, wings, garlic knots, pasta, and sandwiches, there will also be a Sunday brunch, for the very first time, loaded with fun drinks, like a Bloody Mary laced with GAPCo’s famous Pizza Crack.
"When we opened our first location on Lowest Greenville back in 2007, we never dreamed that we'd have two restaurants, let alone three," Sammy says in a statement. "We can't wait to bring our unique pizza concept to Richardson and join our neighbors at one of the best corners in town."