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Thu., Dec. 2, 2010, 4:52 p.m.

South Perry Pizza is turning a year old

South Perry Pizza owner Krista Kautzman and pizza chef Christ Dietz getting ready for the onslaught celebrating the restaurant's one-year birthday on Dec. 2 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)
South Perry Pizza owner Krista Kautzman and pizza chef Christ Dietz getting ready for the onslaught celebrating the restaurant's one-year birthday on Dec. 2 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

There was that one time they ran out of dough - or maybe it was twice? There was lots of worry and trouble shooting and endless hours of work - and then suddenly, a year has gone by.
"I tell people it must be like having your first baby," said Krista Kautzman, owner of South Perry Pizza. "First you are so worried about every little thing, then you relax more, then you learn you can leave it with a sitter and it's going to be okay."
The neighborhood pizza place is often full to the brim and it's developed a loyal following over summer.
"We are just so grateful to the people in the neighborhood," said Kautzman.
Her best advice to new business owners?
"Worry about the things you can control, and try to not worry about everything else," she said. "And stay true to what you are. We don't do delivery. We have one size pizza. And that's just what we are."
They do have take-out and judging by the lines to get a table on most nights, South Perry Pizza must be doing something right.
"Clearly, if it wasn't for the support of the people in Spokane, we wouldn't be that successful," said chef Chris Dietz. "We'd never have been anywhere near where we are by now."




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Pia Hallenberg
Pia Hallenberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.

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