Totally 80’s Pizza reopens in the old Pizza Hut
Totally 80’s Pizza has evolved.
The restaurant – part pizzeria, part 1980s museum, part time machine – reopened earlier this month in its new location at 2567 S. Shields St., Unit 4C in Fort Collins.
The new location, which once housed a Pizza Hut, effectively doubles the space of Totally 80’s Pizza compared to its first home in a downtown mall at 1717 S. College Ave.
Increasing its footprint, Totally 80’s Pizza owner Alex Morgan said the store is now able to offer more dining, a dedicated arcade space, a larger souvenir shop and more. space to display his ever-growing collection of 1980s memorabilia.
“Now we have the parking lot and space to redo our events,” Morgan said, referring to upcoming events like a DeLorean car show next month and a scheduled Halloween appearance by the Fort Collins Ghostbusters. .
The new location also gives more room to kitchen operations, which means adding desserts to the Pizza Totally 80’s menu, namely milkshakes and specialty sundaes, Morgan said.
Totally 80’s Pizza is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Here are four new artifacts from the 1980s on display at its expanded location.
Totally timeless fashions
The new Totally 80’s Pizza offers illuminated displays integrated above some of its stands. Some of these showcases include clothing and accessories from the 1980s, like mittens, watches, a pair of Reebok Pump sneakers, and a necklace filled with colorful plastic charms.
This Slimer replica, of “Ghostbusters” fame now has a new permanent home above the expanded Totally 80’s Pizza gift shop area.
The “love tester”
Ronald Reagan was probably still on the job the last time you saw one on a walk or at an amusement park. The vintage “love tester” machine is one of the greatest additions to the Totally 80’s pizza floor.
RIP Charles Entertainment Cheese
Amidst mittens, figurines, and 1980s movie posters, one of the hardest to miss keepsakes has to be the decapitated mouse head. Chuck E. Cheese’s mascot head was removed from the trash behind the kid-friendly pizza chain after it unexpectedly closed in Fort Collins last spring, Morgan said. It can now be found in a transparent display near the new Totally 80’s Pizza ordering counter. “We’re trying to find a way to make it less scary,” Morgan said.
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