PALMDALE – Calling all pizza lovers… Would you like to craft your own pizza, pay whatever you wish and have your contribution go to a local music and performing arts program which helps children develop their creative talents?
If so, then you should attend the “Pizzas for a Purpose” fundraising event Thursday to mark the grand opening of PizzaRev restaurant, located at 748 W. Rancho Vista Blvd. (at the Shops at Rancho Vista Gateway) in Palmdale.
Guests who visit PizzaRev from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 2, are invited to “pay-what-they-want” for a custom-built, personal-sized pizza; and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Gabriel’s House, a music and performing arts program provided by the city of Palmdale which offers local children the opportunity to develop their creative talents, free of charge. Located in Palmdale’s Focus Neighborhood 3, Gabriel’s House is named in memory of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez who was tragically killed after prolonged child abuse. A contribution of $8 is suggested for PizzaRev’s “Pizzas for a Purpose” fundraiser benefiting Gabriel’s House.
Students taking guitar and folklorico dance classes at Gabriel’s House will perform at the grand opening of PizzaRev restaurant, from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, as part of the opening festivities.
“PizzaRev is a passionate supporter of the organizations that positively impact the communities where we do business, and Gabriel’s House truly makes a difference in the lives of local children,” said PizzaRev co-founder and COO, Nicholas Eckerman. “We look forward to supporting the mission of Gabriel’s House and introducing area residents to the PizzaRev-olution!”
According to company officials, PizzaRev features a distinctive “craft your own” pizza assembly process, and its Roman-style thin and crispy pizza has won a loyal following in the Los Angeles area.
Leticia Contreras, general manager of the new Palmdale location, said the restaurant has provided 48 new jobs to the community. She said customers have been eagerly anticipating the restaurant’s opening.
“We get people coming in all the time wondering what we’re all about and just very exciting to craft their own pizza and craft their own salads,” Contreras said.
Win free pizza for a year!
To further celebrate the opening of the new Palmdale restaurant, PizzaRev has launched a free-to-enter sweepstakes where five lucky guests will win free pizza for a year. Guests can fill out an entry form at the Palmdale location, 748 W. Rancho Vista Blvd. Full sweepstakes rules are available at www.pizzarev.com/rules. All entries must be in by April 30.
PizzaRev – Palmdale will also host a “Social Media Fan Appreciation Night” from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 12. Anyone who “Likes” or “Follows” PizzaRev on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and shows their like/follow status via phone or print-out at the register will receive a free pizza.
PizzaRev is a “build-your-own” fast-casual pizza concept that allows customers to fully customize a personal-sized 11-inch pizza for one price. Homemade dough options, sauces, all-natural cheeses and more than 30 artisanal toppings are on display at PizzaRev and assembled right before the customer. Pizzas are then fired in a 900-degree, stone-hearth oven which produces a thin and crispy Roman-style pizza in just three minutes. Los Angeles-based PizzaRev was founded in 2012. Visit www.PizzaRev.com for more information.
About Gabriel’s House
The Palmdale City Council voted unanimously to approve the dedication of a home in Focus Neighborhood 3 and name it “Gabriel’s House” in memory of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez who was tragically killed.
Working with local partners, “Gabriel’s House” serves as a free music and performing arts center to provide children in the area with the opportunity to develop their creative talents. Gabriel’s House provides guitar, drum, hip-hop dance, folklorico dance, photography, filmmaking and pencil art. These classes and the necessary instruments, dance shoes or art supplies are provided free to children between the ages of 5 and 18. Programs are geared to families who do not have the means to provide this kind of enrichment. Twice a year (spring and fall) Gabriel’s House has a recital so the children can show off their talents and progress. Gabriel’s House is located at 38553 4th Street East in Palmdale. For more information or to volunteer, contact Kim Lu of the Art Branch Foundation at 310-806-8496.