With its fifth location under construction, award-winning SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has announced plans to open a sixth Kansas City area location.

The 3,500 square foot restaurant will open in late 2012 or early 2013 at 8226 Mission Road in Prairie Village, Ks. The Corinth Square Shopping Center location will offer seating for 100, a bar that seats 9, an outdoor patio that seats 48, and ample parking for both diners and carry out customers.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is known for its exceptional, artisan food made from fresh ingredients without the gourmet price and its eclectic, affordable premium wines. SPIN!’s recipes are developed in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Smith.

The restaurant’s architecture won Best of Show at the Mid America Design Awards. The Prairie Village restaurant will be similar in design and serve as a prototype for future locations.

SPIN! currently has stores throughout Greater Kansas City in both Missouri and Kansas. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza co-owner Edwin Brownell says he believes the Corinth Square Shopping Center is a great fit for SPIN!.

“We’ve had numerous requests from our guests for a Prairie Village location,” Brownell says.

“We are pleased to have found a location that will allow us to offer convenient access to those who live and work in the area.”

Named the area’s best pizza by Kansas City’s major publications, SPIN! recently was listed among the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” in the nation by TheDailyMeal.com,  one of the most heavily visited “foodie” websites in the country.

In addition to its unique thin-and-bubbly-crust pizzas, SPIN! offers rustic whole wheat crust and gluten-free pizzas, appetizers, soups, salads, Paninis, signature Italian deli sandwiches, and Italian gelato ice creams.

All of SPIN’s toppings and ingredients are made from fresh produce and prepared daily. Even the salad dressings and soups are prepared fresh from scratch each morning.

The pizza dough is made fresh every day using three types of flour including one specially imported from Italy.

All the toppings – such as mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, artichokes, even chicken sausage, and pancetta (Italian bacon) – are roasted each morning in stone hearth ovens made especially for SPIN! A variety of cheeses is hand grated. The menu features both traditional Pizza Rossa (red pizzas with crushed roma tomato base) and Pizza Bianca (white pizzas with roasted olive oil glaze).

SPIN! serves a rotating roster of premium wines priced at $18 a bottle, well below traditional restaurant prices.

SPIN! also is known for its unique community outreach programs.

In addition to its catering operations, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza currently has four Greater Kansas City locations at 4950 Main in Kansas City, Mo, 1808 N.W. Chipman Rd. in Lee’s Summit, Mo, 6541 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, Ks, and 14230 W. 119th St. in Olathe, Ks.  A fifth location is currently under construction at 95th Street and Renner Road in Lenexa, Ks.

SPIN! is owned and operated by Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations.

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