Pizza Papalis / downtown toledo!

have you checked out Pizza Papalis yet?
We swung by this weekend, and had a great time.
The new building is amazing, and the food is top-notch.
Even the service was great!

It's really nice to see some new life in downtown toledo...

http://enjoyingtoledo.com/2009/02/pizza-papalis-now-open/

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He spent probably almost 2mil on renovating the building and getting it up to speed. He'll NEVER make his money back. Bad investment, especially now.

i suspect during game season he's going to do quite well

not all investments show returns right away, but when the stadium is open, he'll see a lot of business. the place is top notch

do yourself a favor and check it out

didn't open until Tuesday. I have been waiting for it to open.

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Boy, it cracks me up how everything in 'downtown' depends on 'game season' to survive. I'm with Pete. ANYONE who tries to start ANY business anywhere in the Hospitality Industry right now is completely nuts. It's going to get a hell of a lot worse before it starts to get better.

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'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

we have a ballpark downtown that brings out a ton of people during game season. there is a reason most of the bars & eating establishments downtown are within walking distance of the park.

how about instead of worrying about other people's business plans, you go have some great pizza and enjoy life? why the hell is everyone so negative on this message board?

Maybe cabin fever. Been a long winter already and lot's more to go.

The pizza looks great in the pics and my family will be trying it.

It probably is the worst economy in many of our lifetimes' to be starting a business venture, so from that standpoint everything like this is a crapshoot.

Others will continue to blame the indoor smoking ban. I'll let you figure who they may be.

a pizza fan, I will stop by and try out their pie. Thanks for the alert.

I have been waiting for Chicago Style pizza in this area for a long time and if this is even half as good as one can get in Chicago, I'll be a regular... if you've never had it, be prepared for a MEAL instead of what passes as pizza at most of the places around here

and I have eaten WAY too much chicago style pizza in my life to admit
that being said.. this toledo spot is as close as you'll get to the real thing. its really good

The Pizza Papalis in downtown Detroit is doing very well. Their pizza is awesome!

The new location in Toledo should do very well.

I really hope for the best for the owners, as I enjoy a quality Chicago-style deep dish pizza, and it is always good news for downtown to see merchants trying to improve the area.

That being said, I have to agree with Darkseid that the volatile economy and downtown Toledo's poor track record for retaining businesses makes the future of Pizaa Papalis a bit murky. I'll patronize the place, but I know from personal experience how tough this market is for restaurants in general and pizza in particular.

Granted, Pizza Papalis brings a high-quality menu and items currently unavailable in the area, but I have seen a ton of excellent restaurants come and go in my two decades here. Let's hope that the Pizza Papalis folks break the trend, while not simply cannibalizing guests from other nearby restaurants.

umm umm good. They just opened today and it looked pretty full.

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As Mike thankfully noted,At no time did Pete or I say we wished anyone ill will. We're just being realistic. I'll say two years at the outside. According to USA TODAY(2 years ago), this town has more bars and restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the U.S. So add more competition than anywhere else as well. How many more bars and restaurants can you support/absorb? The smoker ban is but one jigsaw part of a growing economic problem. No jobs, no money, no housing, on and on and on......and the Hospitality/Entertainment Industry is always the first to be hit , and this time it's going to be hit harder than many of you have seen in your lifetimes. Everyplace does well when it first opens...we shall see.

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Forgot-over at TT, someone posted that a local coffee house just closed. Sad, and I like 'em in the nice weather (the ones with patio areas), but-just sayin'. It's already tough and getting much tougher.

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'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

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