A look at one of Noble Pie's signature pizzas.
Noble Pie Parlor announced May 19 it is closing its flagship downtown Reno location at 239 W. 2nd St.
According to a press release, Noble Pie is in contract for the space with a buyer who does not plan to operate the brand there,
The pizza company’s other locations in Midtown and at The Summit in South Reno will remain open.
“We’re humbled by the support we received at our downtown location and honored so many loyal customers have helped Noble Pie Parlor become the local favorite it is today,” owner Ryan Goldhammer said in a statement. “That said, as the Reno Sparks community continues to grow, we are confident that our midtown location will be able to fully and properly support nearby patrons while we evaluate options for a third location that could allow for more citizens to access Noble Pie Parlor creations more conveniently.”
The downtown location had been closed to public traffic since early April.
In the press release, Goldhammer cited the growth in recent years of new retail locations across Reno-Sparks, as well as pandemic-impacted difficulties in hiring, as top reasons for closure, noting that “it made sense to consolidate the restaurants’ collective labor force to those stores operating at higher volumes.”
“The downtown location was our first location, so we want to give credit where credit is due,” said Goldhammer. “Without it, we would not have had the freedom to experiment and cook some of the favorites that are still on the menu today. But we continue to evolve the restaurants’ brand as the area also evolves, and we feel this is the perfect time to explore what we can bring to our friends and family next and where that new home should be located.”