March 26, 2009 in Business, Washington Voices

New pizza parlor opens in Hico Market

By The Spokesman-Review

If you go

Lalo’s Pizza and Calzone is located inside the Hico Market at 817 S. Perry St. The special is the Lalo Palooza, an 18-inch, 7-pound pizza with 11 toppings. Also popular is the Luau: ham, pineapple, bacon and green onions. Lalo’s is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Call (509) 533-5256.

A new pizza place has opened in the corner of Hico Market on South Perry Street.

Brett Wyatt opened Lalo’s Pizza and Calzone a couple of weeks ago and said he’s been well-received in the neighborhood.

“I’ve been working at one pizzeria or another for about 20 years, and I opened this because I wanted to have something for me and my family,” Wyatt said. “My three sons brag about me being a pizza guy.”

One-topping pizzas run from $5.99 to $16.99. Extra toppings are between $1 and $2.

Wyatt currently works with Pizza Rita at 2927 E. 29th Ave., which is where Lalo’s Express Take and Bake will open by mid-April.

“We’ll share space with Pizza Rita for a while,” said Wyatt. “Later, that Pizza Rita will turn into Lalo’s, so we’ll have two locations.”

Wyatt said his restaurant is named after a fictional character, a pudgy little guy. “I like to say he’s an Italian guy lost on the Pacific Rim, making pizza,” Wyatt said, laughing. “But really, he’s probably just me.”

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