Ellen Shows Love For Post-It Wall at Rosa’s Fresh Pizza

The colorful display at local pizzeria is far bigger than just pretty decorations.

Screen shot of Mason Wartman, owner of Rosa's Fresh Pizza on Ellen.

Screen shot of Mason Wartman, owner of Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, on Ellen.

I hadn’t been to Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in months (you try being a 24-year-old female who goes on weeks-long guilt trips after eating four slices in a row), when I randomly found myself in the area this past Monday with a grumbling stomach and an equally food-deprived cousin.

“Let’s go to Rosa’s,” I said.

And, while I’d been there several times before and was aware of their optional buy-it forward purchase (one dollar buys another ‘slice’ that you get in the form of a post-it note, while a person in need takes the note and gets the tasty slice), nothing prepared me for the shop’s new look: what had been a respectable accumulation of post-its is now a total heartfelt post-it notes interior!

Seriously. Both walls. Top to bottom. Multi-colored post-its.

I felt weird asking Rosa (yep, that Rosa, whose son, owner Mason Wartman, named his pizzeria after) if I could take a photo, so I suggest you stop by to see it for yourself. (And maybe add to the colorful, generous, splendiferous interior?) It’s on 11th Street, between Market and Chestnut.

Here’s a video of Mason’s recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (she loved the charitable premise behind Rosa’s interior, which Wartman estimates feeds upwards of 40 homeless people per day.) :


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