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[cleeng_content id=”660967419″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Pizza City stands out with fresh ingredients, speciality pies, more

RANSON — There’s a lot to like about Pizza City, says owner Michael Anderson.

All-you-can-eat pizza buffet Monday through Friday. The freshest ingredients. Even crab alfredo pizza made with hickory-smoked bacon and Old Bay seasoning.

“It’s delicious,” says Anderson.

Michael Anderson worked in pizza shops even before moving to Jefferson County, where he opened Anthony’s Pizza in 1998. The shop became Pizza City in 2010.

Michael Anderson worked in pizza shops even before moving to Jefferson County, where he opened Anthony’s Pizza in 1998. The shop became Pizza City in 2010.

Pizza City is open every day — Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. And Sunday from 12 to 10 p.m. But Anderson said his favorite time of day is when he’s serving the lunch crowd.

“During our lunch buffets, it’s like being at the local barber shop,” he said. “Everyone comes in and has a good time with each other while on their lunch break. My guys have been with me for a long time.”

Anderson said he is committed to serving his customers. He learned through experience.

“When I was younger I worked for a guy who taught be everything about running a pizza place and he saw me with my back turned leaning on the counter and he said, ‘Don’t ever turn your back to your customers, and ever since then I never have,” he said. In addition to constantly updating the menu, Pizza City also offers specialty items, online coupons and specials through the week. Anderson said what sets Pizza City apart from its competitors is the quality of the food and the freshness of the ingredients.

“Everything is made from scratch,” he said. “From the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the basil, to slicing and breading parmesans, we make everything in house. My own recipes set me apart from others.”

Anderson started in the current location as Anthony’s Pizza, which opened in 1998. He re-launched the business in 2010 as Pizza City and currently employs about six people.

A native of Winchester, Va., Anderson grew up working in pizza shops before launching his own business. He serves on both the Ranson City Council and the Ranson Planning Commission. He also coaches his son’s baseball team and has participated in the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Jefferson program. “I take pride in this community and I love being a part of it,” he says.

Pizza City is located at 702 N. Mildred St. in Ranson. Call at 304-724-1234 or go online at pizzacitywv.com.

— Natalie Greene

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