By Erin Udell | Fort Collins Coloradoan
A popular Fort Collins food truck has officially put down new roots.
La Piadina — which serves up freshly-made Italian flatbread sandwiches on wheels — opened its first brick-and-mortar location Thursday night, according to owner Menyus Borocz.
The new restaurant is housed in a 220-square-foot shipping container space in Old Town’s The Exchange, 200 N. College Ave. The open-air network of shops and restaurants is also home to Old Town Putt, CopperMuse Distillery, Chick’nCone, Old Town Churn, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and more.
The narrow eatery features bar-top seating and walls covered in art and lined with wooden rolling pins.
It also has a small patio with tables and chairs that can be used in warm weather.
When Borocz spoke to the Coloradoan about the project this spring, he said The Exchange felt like the right place for his truck’s first physical location due to its indoor-outdoor flexibility and European feel.
“… The fact that you can drink outside is also — it makes me feel like I’m back in Italy,” Borocz added, referring to The Exchange’s common consumption liquor license, which allows visitors to mill around the courtyard with beer, wine and cocktails purchased at its businesses. “It doesn’t really feel like Fort Collins, you know?”
La Piadina’s physical location will offer items similar to the food truck, as well as expanded menu items like salads and more flatbread options, Borocz told the Coloradoan earlier this year.