’s LaRosa’s Pizzeria will close its room starting today to undergo renovations that will revamp the interior décor of the restaurant for a brighter, more open feel. The dining room will re-open by the end of September. During the renovations, the drive-thru pick-up window and delivery will remain open, however.

’s LaRosa’s has been serving the since 1972 under the ownership of Tom and Laura Westendorf, longtime residents. They have been involved with the business since the time they started dating in the 1970s. Tom’s father, Joe, operated a grocery business near the location for decades and originally opened the LaRosa’s near his store. The Westendorf family has operated businesses at that spot for nearly 100 years.

LaRosa’s has a long history of local involvement, and ’s LaRosa’s has been a proud supporter of through fundraising for academics, sports and music. Tom and Laura Westendorf have nine grandchildren who will attend schools and they are happy to continue their support for years to come.

LaRosa’s was founded in 1954 on Cincinnati’s West Side by Buddy LaRosa. It is now a $167 million restaurant company with 65 pizzerias serving neighborhoods in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Look for more information about the restaurant’s renovations in coming weeks.