Joe Downtown: New restaurant ready to take slice of downtown pizza market

Pizza Rock, a new restaurant that will compete for downtown’s pizza dollars, will hold its grand opening Saturday.

In a space formerly occupied by the short-lived Celebrity, at Ogden Avenue and Third Street, just south of Triple George and west of the soon-to-open Downtown Grand, Pizza Rock will open.

A post on Pizza Rock’s website says the new restaurant will open at 5 p.m., featuring “pizza acrobatics” and music by DJ Chris The Rebel.

Pizza Rock’s opening will be just a few weeks after the opening of Wild, a pizza place on the first floor of the Ogden high-rise.

With Pizza Rock and Wild, the number of downtown pizza places rises to seven, including Uncle Joe’s, Radio City Pizza, Pop-Up Pizza, Piccadilly Pizza Fremont and Luna Rosa.


Joe Schoenmann doesn’t just cover downtown, he lives and works there. Schoenmann is Greenspun Media Group’s embedded downtown journalist, working from an office in the Emergency Arts building.