The Iowa River Landing is pleased to announce the latest addition to this exciting retail, dining, and entertainment district. Marquee Pizzeria & Bar, a full-service restaurant and bar, will open in the Fall of 2017. It will be located on East 2nd Avenue, on the northwest corner between Brides by Jessa and Evereve.
Marquee Pizzeria & Bar is a collaboration between partners Samuel Hall, Ravi Patel, Raj Patel, and Sajni Patel. All have worked together on various local restaurant and hospitality projects and are excited to be a part of the growing Iowa River Landing development.
Featuring signature brick-oven pizzas alongside a menu of appetizers, salads, and entrees, Marquee Pizzeria & Bar will be a hybrid of a restaurant and family style experience. “We encourage sharing between the table — this way you can try a variety of plates,” said co-owner Samuel Hall. “We want it to be very open and welcoming. Like a dinner with your friends and neighbors.” This welcoming style will extend to Marquee’s interior design, which Hall describes as “industrial urban. It’s like Brooklyn meets Little Italy.”
As the corner location features several windows, Hall and his partners want to capitalize on the abundance of natural light. “We’re using lots of patio style features inside to create that outdoor-type of social environment.” Also visible through all of the windows will be Marquee’s expansive bar. The restaurant will seat approximately 90 patrons.
Hall notes that those excited about Marquee Pizzeria & Bar should follow their progress by connecting on Facebook and Instagram. “We’ll share construction progress and updates but we’ll also be extending invites to our first preview event via social-media. Those that follow us online will be invited.”
“We care deeply about the success of the Coralville community and Iowa River Landing, and we found a clear opportunity here to support both at the same time,” co-owner Raj Patel said. “We are eager to join the burgeoning Corridor culinary scene.”
To learn more about Marquee Pizzeria & Bar, visit their website: marqueepizzeria.com.