The Lodi Planning Commission gave the go-ahead on Wednesday night for a new pizza eatery to open in Downtown Lodi.
Smack Pie Pizza plans to offer happy hours and sell pizza-by-the-slice, individual pizzas and 20-inch full pizzas. It will be located at 121 S. School St., across from the Post Office and next to the former site of the King Tsin restaurant.
The commission unanimously approved the use permit application for the parlor to apply for a beer and wine Alcohol and Beverage Control License. Commissioner Bill Cummins was absent from the meeting, and Commissioner Dave Kirsten could not vote on the item because he owns property near the restaurant.
Owner Vicki Snell plans to open the pizza parlor with her daughter, who has seven years of experience in restaurants.
"Hopefully it's going to be a good addition for the Downtown and the community," Snell said.
"I'm glad to see another restaurant in Downtown," Commissioner Nick Jones said.