Slice By Mary’s to open late spring

Take out only storefront on the Plaza|

Local chain Mary’s Pizza is opening its first-ever take-out only storefront. Mary’s CEO Vince Albano expects that Slice By Mary’s will open in late spring on the Plaza.

The City of Sonoma design review board on Jan. 19 unanimously approved the plans for Mary’s new “fast casual” concept in the space adjoining the existing restaurant. Previously the planning commission had also unanimously approved the use permit for the space in question.

Next, the restaurant will submit a building and health permit and, if that clears, will then begin work.

The small 750-square-foot storefront at 14 W. Spain St. will offer pizza by the slice, a meatball bread bowl with sauce and cheese, salad, fountain soda and beer and wine, with more offerings likely to be added after opening. There will be six stools for waiting.

Slice by Mary’s will occupy the space of Fleurtique Boutique, which closed last week and now operates entirely online (

“We’re excited that our customers can grab a quick meal to take to the park or back to work,” said Albano. “This is something we have wanted to do for some time and, if it works here, we will do it at some of our other locations, as well.”

Slice by Mary’s expects to be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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