A new pizza joint is open in La Vista.
PizzaWest, owned by Jim DeRouchey and Jeff Evans, opened May 5 at 12040 McDermott Plaza near 120th Street and Giles Road. The restaurant serves sandwiches, burgers, wings and, of course, pizza. It also offers a salad bar during lunch time.
Evans said DeRouchey had been looking to open a small business for some time, and Evans had worked in the restaurant industry for more than 10 years.
“I was looking for a change of pace and we found this opportunity,” Evans said.
The restaurant hired about 30 employees. Evans said a grand opening event will be held sometime in July. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held June 20.