Closing soon

BZ’s Pizza, at 8838 E. Broadway, will close June 16. Its owners plan to reopen elsewhere but haven’t decided where.

Courtesy of BZ’s Pizza Company via Facebook

The Sorell family has pulled the plug on the popular pizzeria/Italian eatery BZ's Pizza Co.

The family decided to close the restaurant at 8858 E. Broadway, on the corner of Broadway and South Camino Seco, ahead of the city's plans to widen Broadway.

BZ's owner Mike Sorell said he worried that work that was set to start in July to move utility lines would hurt his business, which has weathered 18 months in a plaza that hasn't had a major draw since its anchor Safeway closed.

Sorell said he and his partner/brother Brian Sorell are scouting alternative locations and have their eyes on the growing Vail area's Walmart Supercenter plaza on South Houghton Road off Interstate 10. It is the biggest shopping center between Benson and Tucson.