In their continuing effort to highlight Jackson Street businesses and set up temporary guerrilla outdoor cafes to encourage more street life, Jackson Commons will be at All-Purpose Pizza this evening celebrating National Cheese Pizza Day (yes, apparently that’s a thing).
They also profiled APP and its owner Kedra Olsen on their blog:
Why did you move to Jackson?
So, I didn’t really “move” to Jackson, I was already a resident! The area at the time was really lacking any kind of small Mom & Pop kind of place. Everything that existed at the Promenade was it. There were problems with gangs and people thought I was crazy to open a business during such tumultuous times. But it made sense to me, like I could make a “third space” where neighbors would commune together and appreciate the diversity and culture of the CD as much as I do.
We sure need more of those! So what’s the best thing about doing business on Jackson?
Neighbors who have become patrons, then friends. Everyone is super friendly and SO many people ask “how are things going here?” they really care about and support their community as much as they can. They want to see small business succeed and see their neighborhood thrive. I also like the proximity to everything, like if I run out of bread or need something for a special I can hit the Gai’s bakery or the Red Apple in a heartbeat!
Olsen also announced some changes in the kitchen and plans for a revamped menu as the pizza joint enters its eighth year.
Jackson Commons will be there from 4-9 this evening. The deals only count if you dine-in or take-out.