Blackjack Pizza on North Avenue is locking the doors for the final time

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – A popular pizza joint across the street from CMU is turning off their ovens and locking the doors for the final time on Friday.

Blackjack Pizza on North Avenue shut down Friday after selling the last pizza they had.

Owner Jesse Nelson says not having capital and dealing with some potential legal issues has forced him to close down.

Nelson is from the Grand Valley and purchased the Blackjack about a year ago, after being an employee at the store for several years. He says it's his fault the store is dealing with the issues forcing him to close down.

"Through hard work you can achieve anything. If you take the path of least resistance you eventually end up at the lowest point. I’ve always believed that. Even though it didn't work out for me here I do feel bad and I do take full responsiblity despite all the rumors and gossip out there I take full responsibility for Blackjack closing today," says Jesse Nelson, owner of Blackjack Pizza.

Nelson says he wants to thank the Grand Junction community for supporting the store throughout the years Blackjack employed 15 to 20 people depending on the season.


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  • by John Location: Location on Jan 26, 2013 at 07:51 PM
    I'm glad these jerks at Black Jack Pizza on North Avenue went out of business and i'm glad because they were so rude to me about taking my six dollars worth of change that I had that one time. And they refused to take my change so I guess that is good that they finally went out of business after all. Those jerks got exactly what they deserved for being rude to me. They really sucked anyway I hated their pizzas anyway .
  • by Coyote Location: Palisade on Jan 26, 2013 at 09:25 AM
    Tried them once, three years ago, wasn't impressed............BUT it's still sad to see a Local Business shut down, and the LOSS of Employment that resulted. Good luck to them all in their future endeavors, where-ever that may lead them.
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