A new but familiar pizza option in Bremerton

Soon to be filled with pizzas.
Soon to be filled with pizzas.

The east side, as it turns out, is getting a Westside Pizza.

It’s not the first time the franchise has come to East Bremerton, having been in Wheaton Mall a few years ago. There are also locations in Poulsbo and on Bainbridge Island. But this time, it’s a new franchise owner who has remodeled the building at 1217 Sylvan Way, in what was last known as Rachel’s on the Eastside.

Joe Kirsch, a Sequim electrician who owns his own company, decided to diversify a bit and go into the pizza business. He shopped around for locations in Kitsap but felt the area is his best chance to be successful.

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“I thought about Silverdale but found the opportunity better in Bremerton,” he said.

Kirsch said the Great Recession was hard on any field related to construction but that pizza places actually fared pretty well. He’s proud to promote and sell the Westside brand.

“People love their pizza,” he said.

The franchise will offer delivery, dine-in and take-out. Opening is scheduled for Feb. 21.

The location joins Boston’s Deli and Pizza, Tony’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, Spiro’s, Brother Don’s, Kitsap Pizza, Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Papa Murphy’s and Little Caesars in Bremerton City Limits. There’s also plenty of places outside the city. The pizza economy, it would seem, is faring well. After all, who doesn’t like pizza?

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