Park Hill Commons Community Celebration
Newest Location for Local Pizza Company to be located in Park Hill Commons
Denver, CO — June 18, 2019 – Sexy Pizza, known in Denver for its pizza and discernible commitment to making a difference in the community, today announced plans to open a fourth location by the beginning of 2020. Sexy Pizza’s latest storefront will be at 2846 Fairfax St, Denver, CO 80207 in Park Hill Commons, a new mixed-use development that will include townhomes, micro-apartments, retail space, office space, and restaurants.
“When we look at how quickly Denver is changing, we hope to stand out as a positive part of that growth,” said Kyle Peters, Owner/Area Manager for Sexy Pizza. “With this new location, we plan on expanding our existing community engagement and employee initiatives for the benefit of Park Hill’s long-standing residents. We’re ready to be proactive and hit the ground running with these efforts.”
Sexy Pizza is well known for how it treats its workers, offering employee benefit packages that include health and dental insurance at no cost, profit sharing, a retirement plan match, paid time off, and meal plans. The company is also exploring an employee-ownership business model that it hopes to formally announce later this year. Recently, the company engaged Park Hill Collective Impact (PHCI) to support its proposed community engagement plan, which includes a hyper-local hiring initiative aimed at employing tenured Park Hill residents, local high school students and justice-involved individuals at its new location. This will start by participating in PHCI’s upcoming career camp and job fair tentatively planned for August 14, 2019.
“While Denver’s growth, rising costs and changing neighborhoods seem almost inevitable, the displacement of the people who make Denver special doesn’t need to be,” said Sexy Pizza Co-Founder Kayvan Khalatbari. “We look forward to continuing our longstanding tradition of supporting the communities in which we operate more than any other business in Denver, through existing efforts as well as new ones designed specifically for the historic Park Hill community. We believe any business moving into a neighborhood such as this one has that obligation.”
Sexy Pizza is no stranger to confronting difficult topics head-on, supporting broad drug and social policy reform since it was founded in 2008. This is currently on display through a partnership with Harm Reduction Action Center, which includes quarterly monetary gifts to the organization, the installation of sharps boxes in all of its bathrooms, and training employees on the administration of naloxone in the event of an overdose. Sexy Pizza has a similar relationship with the Colorado Village Collaborative, operators of Denver’s first tiny home village, and hopes to identify a Park Hill-based organization to expand this type of partnership programming.
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