Pizza Station opened up in Connell on May 19, 2000 by local owners Lee & Vicki Barrow. Lee had always wished there was a pizza place in town when he was in high school and ever since then had the idea to open a place of his own. Since they opened, they have served great tasting pizza, salad, ice cream, hot wings, pop and 10 different micro brews that rotate out. Pizza Station has a great lunch buffet that runs from 11:30-2pm daily. They also have a small arcade in the back to enjoy while waiting for your pizza. Pizza Station has 1 full time and 4 part-time employees.
Prior to being Pizza Station, the location was formally a Napa Auto Parts, a floral shop, a motor cycle shop and also a 2nd hand store. Barrows wanted to offer another food option for the community and visitors to enjoy and serve amazing tasting pizza. Vicki said “this was like my youngest baby, it took us 9 months from the time we bought it to opening day and now it’s 18 years old! I come here every day and work because unlike an 18-year-old child, I still have to take care of it.”
Both Lee & Vicki are CHS graduates of 1985. When they first bought the building and were in the process of opening Pizza Station the railroad theme was not the original idea. But over the months of remodeling and preparing for opening day, the front windows had no glass and when the trains came through and blew their horn it was so loud. They quickly learned to embrace the train and the sound of the horn. Most of the memorabilia has been donated by the community of Connell and have some pieces from Mesa, too. They even have a pizza named with the train theme – “The DeRailer”- an all meat pizza topped with bacon!
Pizza Station is great supporters of community events – they are fall festival sponsors and also attend the annual Harvest Festival (formally wine & brew) in November as drink/food vendors.
Pizza Station is located at 238 N Columbia. To place an order for pickup call 509-234-0385. You can also follow their Facebook page. They are open Monday – Friday 11:30am – 8pm and serve a lunch buffet from 11:30am – 2pm. With so many pizza options, there is sure to be something for the whole family to enjoy.