Nicola Pizza, located just a very short walk from the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, will be relocating to Ocean One Plaza in Lewes, Delaware, according to Delaware Business Times.
The iconic pizza restaurant started Nicola Pizza with bank teller Joan Caggiano in 1971, selling homemade pizzas out of their kitchen to pay hospital bills. He and his wife Joan borrowed $5,000 from a relative to open the business. Over time, it became one of the most iconic beach restaurants in Southern Delaware.
After 50 years of being minutes away from the boardwalk, Nicola Pizza has revealed plans to relocate to somewhere more fitting for business and space.
According to Caggiano, “We’re a little cramped where we are now, and this would really give us a chance to spread our wings.”
Caggiano goes on to explain how limited parking has turned away customers over time. The new location will offer much more parking, while being able to crete the delicious pies Delaware beach goers know and love.
Nicola Pizza plans on closing both restaurants in Rehoboth, and reopening them in one large location in the fall of 2021.