Austin’s newest pizzeria, Pizza Press, is opening this week. For its campus debut, the California chain is donating its opening-week proceeds to a fund for Harrison Brown, the student who died after the UT stabbing attack this week. Three others were also injured during the incident.
Lisa Hilo, the owner of the Austin location of Pizza Press, wrote in a newsletter today:
As an Austin resident and proud member of this community, my heart goes out to the Brown Family and the entire UT family. We want to show our support and this is just a small gesture that we hope brings the people of Austin together. This is a close community and we have all been affected by this incident in some way.
Starting today through Sunday, May 7, up to $3,000 of Pizza Press profits will go towards the Harrison Brown Memorial Fund. The pizzeria will also accept donations at checkouts for the cause.
This is Pizza Press’ first out-of-state location. The franchise with a somewhat newspaper theme focuses on build-your-own pies. Hours are from 11 a.m. to midnight daily.
- Harrison Brown Memorial Fund [GoFundMe]
- Pizza Press Austin [Official]
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