Celebrating Joe Bologna’s 50th anniversary

Get ready for the ultimate pizza party at this Lexington staple.

Joe Bologna's sits in the former Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church.

Stained glass windows make for a unique experience at Joe Bologna’s | Photo courtesy of Joe Bologna’s

Happy early birthday, Joe B’s.

Joe Bologna’s Pizzeria and Restaurant is turning 50 on March 1, and this Lexington staple has aged like a fine wine.

A breadstick from this fan-favorite restaurant is almost a rite of passage. — and as holy of an experience as the environment. In case you didn’t know, its home is the former First Presbyterian Church of Lexington.

So, how did the iconic Lexington restaurant come to be? Let’s break it down.

🍕1973: Joe Bologna opens his first restaurant at the corner of Maxwell and Limestone (now Ginger Wasabi Sushi + Grill).
🍕1979: Joe B’s battles a fire that would force it to close for 10 days.
🍕1989: Joe Bologna’s moves across the street to its current home at 120 W. Maxwell St.

Hungry? Join Joe and the crew to celebrate this milestone with food, brews, and raffles from Wednesday, March 1 to Tuesday, March 7.

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