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Goodfellas Pizza, the wildly popular Lexington pizzeria will soon open its first location outside of that city when it lands at 603 Main Street in the spring. "We found that Mainstrasse was an awesome fit because it's mom-and-pop, not corporate, everyone's having a good time here mingling, drinking," said Alex Coats, co-owner along with Eric Boggs. "We specialize in bar districts." The pair's two Lexington locations were recently voted the best pizza in the city.
|603 Main, future|
location of Goodfellas
Coats and Boggs, both 32, opened their first Goodfellas in 2005 at a hole-in-the-wall spot as homage to their Italian families that come from Long Island. "I was brought up on the best pizza in the world, hand-tossed, big slices," Coats said. The idea to open up a place of their own came roughly ten years ago when the pair recognized a lack of pizza after bars close. Goodfellas will be open seven days a week, delivering until 3:00AM.
In addition to serving by-the-slice pizza from a walk-up counter, Coats & Boggs will renovate the second floor apartment into the "Wise Guys Lounge" where beer will be available.
It was two Covington firefighters that, while dining at a Lexington location, suggested to the owners that they open a location in Mainstrasse. "I said, 'What the heck is a Mainstrasse Village?', he says, 'Oh, it's up there in Covington'," Coats said. A few months ago, Coats & Boggs visited the neighborhood, met with business owners and started looking for property. 603 Main "has almost the exact same facade as our Downtown Lexington office, small space, glass," Coats said. "Glass is very important to our concept. We want people to see what's going on."
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Twenty-four inch pizzas are what's going on. Coats warns his future Covington customers that it may not be easy to fit the pizza in your car. "Most people put them in their trunks," he said. Coats & Boggs hope to open Goodfellas in the spring around a the same time as a festival such as Saint Patrick's Day or Maifest. Realtor Rebecca Weber who sold the property is thrilled for the new owners. "Hopefully it has a line down the street and people want to eat there all the time," Weber said.
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