Letters: Zachary's Pizza update


Dear Editor,

I wanted to take a moment to reach out to friends and neighbors in our community to clarify the progress and evolution of our restaurant build-out planned at 337 Main St. downtown.

The project has moved along very slowly for various reasons not having to do with Zachary's or the city of Pleasanton. Significant construction is required to be completed by the landlord before Zachary's can perform any work on the site.

The building was scheduled to be turned over to us more than a year ago, and now they are projecting a turnover date in early 2019. Our design and construction plans are substantial, and will likely take 6-8 months to complete if there are no further delays out of our control.

While these delays certainly are frustrating, we can only focus on what is within our control. As a longtime Pleasanton resident, downtown has always felt like a good fit for Zachary's. We appreciate your patience and understanding and are very much looking forward to serving everyone.

We have special plans for our Pleasanton location and promise it will be worth the wait!

-- Kevin Suto

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Posted by Chris Beratlis
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 4, 2018 at 10:23 am

Thank you for the update on the restaurant. Nice not keeping everyone in the dark. It's stand up businesses like yours that the community will appreciate!

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Posted by Timothy
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 4, 2018 at 10:27 am

Has Pleasanton gone NUTS? That's all we need is another pizza place...meaning Zachary's Pizza. If it's not a massage parlor or another coffee house. Don't the people that live in Pleasanton have a say so as to what businesses come into our City?

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Posted by Annette
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 4, 2018 at 11:52 am

Looking forward to having Zachary's in P-town! Love, love, love the pizza - thank you!

10 people like this
Posted by Wesley
a resident of Gatewood
on Dec 4, 2018 at 12:50 pm

I'm so excited to find out we're getting a Zachary's soon. Thank you for the update.

4 people like this
Posted by Silverfox
a resident of Castlewood
on Dec 4, 2018 at 7:07 pm


And what would YOU like to see?

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Posted by Can't wait!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 4, 2018 at 9:34 pm

Mr. Suto-- Thanks for the update. Sorry to hear about the delays. Yes, many agree Zachary's will be a great fit and great asset to the Pleasanton downtown.

@Timothy-- No, Pleasanton has not gone "nuts." Zachary's is a unique employee owned pizza restaurant with a long history in the east bay. Many people like me will go out of their way for Zachary's stuffed pizza. It will bring people to downtown Pleasanton. As someone who first ate Zachary's in 1983 when it opened, I can't wait and will appreciate a short drive or long walk to get my favorite pizza. Everyone I have taken to Zachary's has loved it.

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Posted by Johnny
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 5, 2018 at 7:53 am

Super... no more going to Berzerkly

5 people like this
Posted by Jack
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 5, 2018 at 8:06 am

Jack is a registered user.

@ Timothy It is only the people of Pleasanton who have a say in what businesses locate here...

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Posted by ro
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Dec 5, 2018 at 8:09 am

So nice to get an update. We see some places shuttered Bernal/Valley and wonder if they will ever open.

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Posted by Spudly
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Dec 5, 2018 at 11:16 am

@Jack - good response. Timothy might need a civics refresher:)

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Posted by Deborah
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 5, 2018 at 12:15 pm

Thanks for the update! We're looking forward to your opening.

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Posted by PammyJ
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Dec 5, 2018 at 6:48 pm

PammyJ is a registered user.

Great pizza and a fantastic addition to Pleasanton. However given the popularity of Zachary‘s isn’t the tenant space somewhat small. And there is barely any parking on the premises so it will impact the bank near door and surrounding businesses greatly. Kind of like trying to put 10 pounds in a 2 pound bag.

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Posted by js
a resident of Amador Estates
on Dec 6, 2018 at 7:30 am

YES! cant wait. Zachary's is one of the best Deep dishes around. and there half baked take out pizzas are fantastic.

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