Connie & John’s Pizza Expands Beyond East Village, Opening in Marda Loop!

Blush Lane Organic Market in Marda Loop charms grocery shoppers with an in-store pizzeria – quick, quality pies – in New York and Detroit style.

For Immediate Release: Calgary, September 21, 2021: However you hold it, fold it, knife-and-fork-it, Connie & John’s Pizza has become a Calgary favourite for pizza afficiona-doughs since its 2020 launch in the city’s East Village.

Today, Blush Lane Organic Market’s Marda Loop Store Manager David Jannard officially announces a fresh partnership with local chefs — Connie DeSousa and John Jackson — and invites the community to celebrate the opening of Connie & John’s Pizza inside the shop, just past the produce section and overlooking its shared patio space.

“Connie and John bringing their style of NY and Detroit-inspired pizza culture to our SW community is exciting for our team, shoppers and neighbours,” says David. “As we do, they care about healthy, delicious organic and natural foods.

“In fact, many of the toppings are from our daily suppliers. Plus, they offer vegetarian and gluten-free pizza options! Our shoppers are sure to love Connie and John’s Pizza and grow loyal fast.”

Iconic in every way, from crust to cheese, Connie and John’s Pizza pays tribute and recalls memories of their time working, cooking and picking up pizza for fast, fun meals in both New York and Detroit.

“Our New York-style is a giant!” says Connie, who delights in living just around the corner from this new location. “Don’t just imagine a 16-inch round hand-crafted crust slowly turned golden in our 500-degree pizza oven. Buy one, fold it over and feast on the highest quality ingredients and toppings like shaved Italian ham, mozzarella and pineapple on our Island Pie.”

“Who can deny the fun of a deep-dish?” asks John. “Ours are Detroit-style. Beautifully baked in a traditional blue-steel rectangle pan. Golden, cheesy, crispy edges come from a slow-bake.

Bubbly and delicious! We hope you’ll fall fast and deep in lasting love with our creations. The Roni Cup is a take-home winner: triple pepperoni, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.”

While a hot rotation of slices is always at the ready, ordering in advance online or before shopping is an ideal option for full pies, half pies and favourites. Pizzas take about 20 minutes to prepare and travel well.

Delivery is also a handy, easy way to enjoy Connie and John’s Pizza via SkipTheDishes or DoorDash.

Inside Blush Lane Marda Loop (at the corner of 20th St. and 33rd Ave. SW, in the heart of Marda Loop.)
2044 33 Ave SW
Calgary, AB



Parking is available on the street, at the back of the building, as well as in the underground parkade. Calgary Transit Bus #7 stops right outside the store.