River City Pizza, an Otis Orchards staple with plenty of loyal customers, is opening a second restaurant in the Spokane Valley.
Owners Jacqueline Barnard and her husband, Phillip, are planning to launch the establishment at 17018 E. Sprague Ave. in a 5,000-square-foot building that will also house Genus Brewing Co.
“The (restaurant) in Otis is a well-oiled machine, and we are ready to take on some additional stuff,” Jacqueline Barnard said. “It seems like a really great spot, and the owners of the building actually called us because there’s a brewery going in next door.”
Barnard said they are renovating 2,500 square feet in the building to accommodate the new restaurant, which is anticipated to be open mid-July.
River City Pizza was founded more than two decades ago by former owners John and Bridgette Tiffany. The Barnards purchased the restaurant in 2016, which is known for its fresh dough and cheese that’s grated in-house.
The Barnards opened a second location last year at the Newman Lake Marina, but it was shuttered because new owners acquired the property with plans to convert it into a cabin.
River City Pizza’s flagship restaurant at 4707 N. Harvard Road has gained a following in Spokane Valley, including a customer who became the establishment’s first inductee into its “700 Club” for placing 700 pizza orders.
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