Down North Pizza
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Down North Pizza isn’t just introducing amazing Detroit-style pizza to Lehigh Ave. Chef Kurt Evans is also bringing his mission to give the “unemployable” a new chance at life. Yes, you’ll find the makings of a standard slice shop - they sell buffalo chicken pizza, hot wings, and fries - but it’s also a bridge exclusively for formerly incarcerated individuals to break into the food industry. Paying fair wages ($14.50 an hour regardless of position), Down North Pizza also provides temporary housing units for employees, training, and mentorship programs. Evans also launched a GoFundMe campaign, where you can support Down North Pizza’s mission and initiatives. They haven’t officially opened yet, but they’ve been doing pop-ups selling jerk chicken sausage pie that you can order online while they last. Which we don’t think will be for very long.