Mesa Pizza can stay open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, the City Council decided in July. The shop was previously open until 2 a.m. on weekend nights.
The City Council denied a similar request from Mesa last year. But the pizza shop’s second attempt was successful, with the support of the East Isles Residents Association and an extensive review with city staff. The shop has seen no police complaints due to late-night activity.
“We do everything we can to make sure there is peace and quiet in the neighborhood. We don’t want to be, and we’re not going to be, the business in the neighborhood that everybody gets complaints about,” said owner David Hathaway.