SOURCE: Port Blakely Communities

June 04, 2009 10:30 ET

Zeeks Pizza to Open Issaquah Highlands Restaurant

Enjoy the Puget Pounder, Tree Hugger and Veggie Thai Pizzas at Zeeks in Issaquah!

ISSAQUAH, WA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) - Zeeks Pizza, the popular Seattle area pizza joint, will open a new location in Issaquah Highlands on June 16. It will be Zeeks' second Eastside location and franchise. New Zeeks franchise owner Mark Mullet selected the location at the intersection of 25th Avenue NE and Park Drive NE in Issaquah as the perfect neighborhood-gathering place.

Mullet anticipates that the restaurant will employ 30 to 40 staff members. One of the highlights of the Issaquah Zeeks is the "Dough Show" -- a special viewing area where patrons can watch pizzas being tossed in the air. Issaquah is also the first Zeeks to feature a full bar. The restaurant will offer seating for 100 people and an outdoor patio, and will feature delicious Zeeks pizzas such as the Puget Pounder, Tree Hugger and Texas Leaguer, as well as cult favorites such as the Veggie Thai, Forager and Chevre Roast.

Mullet, who recently announced his intention to run for a seat on Issaquah City Council, was inspired to open Zeeks after dropping by the Belltown Zeeks while on an excursion to Pacific Science Center with his family. The neighborhood feel and mix of people reminded him of his years working in London's financial district, where he saw how local pubs served as gathering places for families and friends. He realized that Zeeks could offer the same experience in Issaquah.

"Zeeks will be a terrific neighborhood gathering place for Issaquah," said Mullet. "We look forward to sharing the Zeeks Pizza experience with the entire community. The patio will be open all summer and we invite everyone to drop by to relax and enjoy Zeeks pizzas, salads, beer, wine and cocktails."

Developed by Port Blakely Communities, Issaquah Highlands is an urban village located 20 minutes east of Seattle along the I-90 corridor. Issaquah Highlands is home to a variety of dining options including Caffe Ladro, Sip Wine Bar & Restaurant, Agave Cocina and Tequila Bar (formerly Marcela's Mexican Grill), Subway and Ricenroll.

For more information about Issaquah Highlands, visit www.issaquahhighlands.com. For more information about Zeeks Pizza, visit www.zeekspizza.com.

About Port Blakely Communities

A division of Port Blakely Companies, Port Blakely Communities applies its family values of integrity, quality, innovation and stewardship to the business of real estate. Port Blakely Communities creates residential and mixed-use urban villages that embrace the principles of smart growth. The company builds communities that are known for their quality construction, innovative design, small-town feel and respect for the environment. Founded in the 1990s, Port Blakely Communities' largest effort is the award-winning Issaquah Highlands community. For more information, visit www.portblakely.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Suzanne E. Lee
    MWW Group for Port Blakely Communities
    206.505.8390
    Email Contact

    Daniel J. Black
    President
    Zeeks Pizza and Restaurants
    206.985.6928
    Email Contact