Vito and Sabrina Lo Duca own a pizza restaurant near York that’s sometimes so popular people can’t get a table.
That will be less of a problem for the couple starting this fall, when their Marco’s Pizza moves about a half-mile into the former Alexander Family Restaurant location near the York Expo Center, on Carlisle Avenue.
Their current location is on White Street, and they plan to do “a very big renovation” at their future home before opening, Sabrina Lo Duca said Friday.
Both locations are in West Manchester Township.
Marco’s has 10 employees, Vito Lo Duca said.
The new restaurant will be about twice the size of the current 2,000-square-foot Marco’s, Vito Lo Duca said. “More space makes our customers more comfortable, and then you have more room for the employees to work.”
His wife said, “We have to take baby steps, since we have a very big renovation, and we just want to give a good look, make a good first impression when people walk in.”
The Alexander’s building had housed the popular York-area restaurant for some 30-plus years. Sale price was not disclosed.
A York-area native, Sabrina Lo Duca said it’s rewarding to be able to give back to the community, through sponsoring fundraisers for West York Area School District and other local events.
The Lo Ducas both hope their customer base, which includes West York students and teachers, and employees from Voith Hydro Inc., follows them to their new restaurant.
The Lo Ducas said they named Marco’s for their oldest son, Marco, who’s now 11.
It has not been determined what will happen with the White Street location once Marco’s moves to the former Alexander site, they said.