Shakespeare's Pizza facts for kids
Original location at 9th & Elm
|Founded||Columbia, Missouri, U.S., 1973|
225 South 9th Street,
Number of locations
|Columbia, MO United States|
|Owner||Jay and Nancy Lewis
Kurt Mirtsching (Manager)
Shakespeare's Pizza, founded in 1973, is a Columbia, Missouri landmark known for its popular pizza and unconventional decor. Its original location is at the intersection of 9th and Elm in downtown Columbia, across the street from the campus of the University of Missouri. In November 2010, Shakespeare's was the winner of “Best Bites Challenge: College Edition” on ABC's “Good Morning America.”
Shakespeare's Pizza has three locations in Columbia, Missouri. The original restaurant was located at 9th and Elm. It has since reopened in a new building at the same location. Much of the decor and some of the old building materials were re-used in the new building. The second location opened in 2004 and is often referred to as Shakespeare's West and is located at the corner of West Broadway and Broadfield Drive, on the west side of the town. A third location (Shakespeare's South) opened on Peachtree Drive, off of Providence Road on the south side of Columbia in 2012. On April 1, 2015 it was announced that their iconic downtown location would be demolished to make way for more student housing.
Frozen Shakespeare's Pizza is available at grocery stores in Columbia, Mid-Missouri, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Springfield. Frozen Shakespeare's Pizza is also available for purchase online and ships to 23 states (including Missouri). Shakespeare’s Frozen is also a popular fundraiser throughout the Midwest.
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