West Kelowna pizza restaurant closing its doors next month
A well-known West Kelowna pizza stop is closing its doors next month.
Mother Patricia Guest and son Dax Ross announced Aug. 19 they will close Pizzamoreh Artisan Pizza, Sept. 15 after two and a half years of operation.
“It’s just been really strange for me, as well as my mom and everyone else involved,” Ross said in a live-streamed Facebook video. “I’ve been having some issues with myself and trying to push through my barriers has been difficult.”
Ross said he made the decision, but Guest said she will still be making pies and they may keep some of their equipment. He took over the pizza restaurant at 2565 Main Street in West Kelowna from his mother when he was just 20 years old and has been working with her ever since.
“Owning a business is tough,” Guest said.
The pizza joint has been offering free food to wildfire evacuees and it’s not the first time they’ve turned a negative situation into a positive one.
Last year, when the pizza joint had thousands of dollars worth of food stolen from them, Ross decided to forgive the thief, saying they might’ve needed the food.
They also haven’t had a lease since 2017 since the owners decided to sell the property which has been difficult. The new owner also has other plans for the property, Ross said.
“Just so you know, he has offered Dax first right of refusal on any building space so you may see us back here, or him back here,” Guest said.
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