KANSAS CITY, MO (May 4, 2014) Honored with numerous awards for its food and concept, locally owned and operated SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza’s just-built location in South Overland Park’s Corbin Park Retail Village is now open. The General Manager of the new location, Molly McClure, began as a server 10 years ago when the first SPIN! ® opened further north in Overland Park.
The Corbin Park restaurant is the eighth metro area location for the locally owned and operated pizzeria known for its exceptional, artisan food made from fresh ingredients without the gourmet price and distinct, inviting atmosphere that appeals to all ages.
The newest SPIN! Pizza is located at 6510 W. 135th St., directly across from the almost-completed Scheels All Sports. With 3,800 square feet, the restaurant has seating for 122 in the dining room, another 10 seats at the bar, and space for 40 on its outdoor patio.
“In 2005, when we opened our first location on 119th Street in Overland Park, SPIN! was one of the nation’s first Neapolitan-style pizzerias,” says Ed Brownell, a Partner in SPIN! Pizza. “We are excited to open a second location in Overland Park serving the booming residential and commercial development that’s taken place to the south of our original location. And it’s a special thrill that the General Manager has been with us since we opened the doors of our first location.”
McClure was an 18-year-old senior at Blue Valley North High School, with an eye on a culinary career, when she began as a server/cashier at SPIN! Pizza. At 22, she was promoted to a salaried management position before being named a general manger two years ago. This is the first time she will open a new location. McClure says that she loves working at SPIN! because the employees are like family and the award-winning food is freshly made on site. “SPIN! is great because it’s a scratch kitchen. It’s not like a big corporate where everything comes prepared for you and you just put things together. It’s neat to be somewhere you can actually cook,” she says.
SPIN!’s recipes are developed in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Smith, who also was just named national Chef Innovator of the Year. In addition to a diverse selection of traditional thin-and-bubbly crust, rustic whole wheat, and gluten-free pizzas, SPIN! serves a tremendous selection of fresh salads topped with made-from-scratch dressings, homemade soups, signature Panini and Italian deli sandwiches, appetizers, small plates, and all-natural gelato ice creams.
SPIN! is best known for its eclectic, affordable premium wines priced well below traditional restaurant prices and hand-spun, stone-fired pizzas.
SPIN!’s pizza dough is made fresh every day using several types of flour and its gluten free crust is renowned for its flavor and texture. SPIN! offers both traditional Pizza Rossa (red pizzas with crushed tomato sauce) and Pizza Bianca (white pizzas with roasted garlic olive oil glaze), and many hand-grated cheeses. Dairy-free cheese also is available.
SPIN! takes the unique step of boosting flavors by roasting pizza toppings including mushrooms, caramelized onions, artichokes, and even capers, pecans, pineapple, pine nuts, pancetta, and more in herbed olive oil in its stone hearth ovens each day.
Known for a rotating roster of affordable premium bottled and barrel wines, SPIN! also makes homemade white, red and blood orange sangrias and offers a selection of craft beers.
In addition to its wines and artisan menu, SPIN! is recognized for its convenient service model. Guests place their orders at a counter in the restaurant’s ordering lobby and then relax at their tables where servers deliver their food and beverages. This lets guests control their time whether they’re in a hurry or in the mood to leisurely hang out.
Ranked number one by Zagat among Kansas City area pizza restaurants, SPIN!® has been awarded “best pizza” by numerous local publications, and honored for the city’s best gluten-free menu. SPIN! also has won a number of national and regional honors. It 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, its Margherita Pizza was crowned one of the nation’s best dishes of the year by a trade magazine, and its architecture won Best of Show at the Mid America Design Awards.
The Corbin Park SPIN! is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. The phone number is 913-897-7746.
SPIN! has locations under construction in the Northland’s Burlington Creek Shopping Center and Warrensburg’s University of Central Missouri. SPIN! currently has locations in Crown Center, midtown Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, Mo. and in Overland Park, Olathe, Prairie Village and Lenexa, Ks.
For more information, please visit www.spinpizza.com.