Open To Thanking Those for Which this is Possible
On Monday, January 30th, we opened our third location in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. We brought our award-winning pizza and NY acumen to Denver’s south suburbs along with 50 taps pouring some of the best micro-brewed beer available in the world. As those here in Highlands Ranch know, we stick out like a sore thumb. But that’s alright with us; our sore thumb look is what we were going for.
As to not get carried away with what we feel are great attributes to our opening, we’d like to first thank all of our employees, both new and seasoned, for the hard work they have put into learning the ways of Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar. They have sat through numerous training sessions and beer tastings (those poor souls.) They have also endured our NY temper and feistiness. The ones that have survived our rigorous training sessions are now part of a family (which means a lot of bickering and crooked looks in each other’s direction, but it also lends a lot of love and support.) We love our employees and if it doesn’t show, we’ll hear about it on Yelp.
Let’s not go any further without expressing our true, hear-felt thanks to our general contractor, Cleve Brown. He worked with men that only spoke broken Hungarian and verbally wrangled with several officials on the way to creating the greatness that now stands with a Parry’s logo on the top. Cleve’s company, Colorado Commercial Contracting brought a sense of professionalism, direction and creativity throughout the inner and outer workings of Parry’s. And once the patio weather arrives, our patio will shine. That, too is because of Cleve. He didn’t wait for the guy with the ladder to show up to hang the lights - no, he rode his horse to work, that day. Thanks Cleve.
And to the Parry family for being understanding of the time that this kind of operation takes to get off the ground, we know it’s been hard for your family as you’ve had to do without a husband and a father. Your patience and understanding of this kind of commitment are so very appreciated that an entire blog post could be written exclusively to thank you. Instead, we will settle with this plug and some kind words and big smiles in passing. But truly, thank you to Mabel Parry for sharing her husband, the owner and operator of all of the Parry’s Pizza, with our team. Without David, none of this would be possible.
I know that we have missed someone in this blog posting. Even though we missed them, we can’t all feel too badly. They are great workers and I’m sure that “thanks” are being tossed at them quicker than they can acknowledge them. It was a huge effort to get this business into the mainstream and we’re just glad we’re finally your favorite place to eat awesome NY style pizza and consume some greatness from our fifty draft handles.
Keep your eyes out for our monthly beer events. Coming in February, we will have Abita Brewing’s, Mardi Gras Bock on tap, starting at noon on Fat Tuesday (February 21st), only.