The family behind 36-year-old Oliver’s Deli just opened Colorado Crust Pizza Co. (6660 Delmonico Drive, Suite F, coloradocrustpizza.com) inside the same Rockrimmon-area shopping center off Delmonico Drive. Co-owner Andrew Oliver, 32, also co-owns neighboring Bloom Bar & Co. florist. His parents opened Oliver’s, which he later joined to assist with marketing and back-end work.
Of the new venture, he says, “We’ve had this pizza recipe in our family always, which I’ve wanted to experiment with.” He adds that when Papa John’s recently closed in what’s now CCPC’s location, “I figured better now than ever.”
Delivery will be available to those with Rockrimmon addresses, so for everyone else dining in, the pizza menu’s broken into white (olive oil or white sauce) or red pies, all 12 inches on house dough except for a 10-inch, gluten-free-friendly cauliflower crust. Two examples: The Crusty Clam with white sauce, Parmesan, provolone or pecorino, olive oil, honey-smoked bacon, red pepper flakes and lemon and herb littleneck clams.
And the tomato sauce Show Me the Vegan, in part hosting roasted red peppers, portobello mushrooms, spinach, onions and basil. Also look for six salads, pastas, starters, wings, meatballs and four housemade dessert options.
Oliver also notes use of local ingredients, including proteins from Sara’s Sausage (Palmer Lake), sauces and dressings from Kim’s Gourmet (Castle Rock) and Springs-based Lockhart Honey.