Chico’s Pizza reopens 11 months after fire

Chico’s Pizza reopens 11 months after fire
Chico's Pizza Parlor in Moses Lake was destroyed by a fire in Jan. 2018. It's set to reopen Monday.

An iconic Moses Lake pizza parlor reopened on Monday, eleven months after it was gutted by a fire.

In a Facebook post, Chico’s Pizza Parlor announced it’s scheduled to reopen at 4 p.m. Monday, saying, “Getting everything just right for you has been difficult and not without setbacks, but opening the doors – finally – is a dream come true.”

Posted by Chico’s Pizza Parlor on Sunday, December 16, 2018

Chico’s owner Mitch Zornes originally told KXLY in January that he hoped to reopen in four to eight months. But despite the longer than expected wait, the Moses Lake community is thrilled to have its popular pizza parlor back.

“We know everyone is eager to come in and we can’t wait to see everyone again,” reads the Facebook post.

And people were definitely eager.

A line started forming at around 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon and by the time 6 p.m. rolled around (2 hours after the 4 p.m. reopening), there were still people waiting to get in.

Suffice to say, the reopening was a huge success.

Chico’s Pizza Parlor first opened in Moses Lake in 1958 and has been at its W. Valley Rd. location since 1972.

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