Vancouver's Ignite Pizzeria is getting ready to fire up the ovens at what will be its third location in the city with the addition of an outpost in Yaletown.
Launched in 2017 in Mount Pleasant, Ignite has since launched an "express" spot in Gastown, and has taken over the space at 977 Mainland, in what had previously been a Starbucks.
"Nestled inside Yaletown Park, our third branch will become our flagship location as well as our test kitchen," notes Ignite on its social media.
The location faces the park, which offers concrete bench seating for those looking to tuck into their pizza right on the spot; it's the grassy space in Yaletown that's flanked by an old train car on Mainland Street.
Ignite is working with local architectural firm RSAAW on the design of what looks to be an innovative space.
RSAAW says of Ignite's Yaletown location: "Their demand for flexibility will continue to allow for spaces for delivery, seat-in, and take out operations and will study the evolution of fluctuating market behaviour during a potential second iteration of customer isolation."
But Ignite is also all about pizza. And that pizza is stone-fired at 800 degrees, using house-made dough that gets a three-day rest before being stretched, topped, and slid into the oven.
Ignite offers a number of vegetarian, omnivore, and vegan pizzas in two sizes for full pies, or the option to build your own. Slices are also available.
Non-pizza items include salads and cheesy garlic bread.
Out of the Gastown location, Ignite also makes Turkish lahmacun, a flatbread "pizza" that's available only on Sundays.
Ignite aims to have its Yaletown flagship pizzeria open this summer. Follow @ignitepizzeria on Instagram for more updates.