Open for Business: Nicola Pizza stays afloat amid pandemic
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – With each and every order, the decades-old Nicola Pizza in Rehoboth Beach fights to stay alive amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s a sad time, but basically as far as business is concerned we’re not doing that badly,” said Nick Caggiano Sr., founder of Nicola Pizza.
Nick Caggiano Jr., an owner at Nicola Pizza, tells us although they have seen a 25 percent drop in sales their delivery and take out requests are booming.
“Our delivery service has definitely picked up, probably 50 percent and our take out business obviously has really exploded because everything is through take out,” said Nick Caggiano Jr.
Nick Caggiano Jr. says this is all thanks to their popular Nic-o-Bolis as well as their take out window where people at the resort town can easily grab and go while helping the family-owned business stay afloat.
“We would be doing hardly any business at all if we didn’t have that window,” said Nick Caggiano Jr., “The window right now is the big key to us.”
“I’m glad to see that it’s open and all of us have to try to be nice to each and work together,” said Pete Fraley, a customer.
And although right now the Caggiano family is unable to keep their bartenders, waiters and waitresses working they are grateful to see this place going and help serve the community.
Following the closure of schools, we are told Nicola Pizza is also providing free lunch to kids under the age of 10 between 11 AM and noon throughout the week. For more information, click here.