Slice of Life flips across Market St. for new downtown home

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Location and seating arrangements may have changed, but the food is still the same.

The building once home to the Rhino Club in downtown Wilmington now houses Slice of Life Pizzeria & Pub.

After serving customers for 15 years at 122 Market St., owner Ray Worrell has taken his restaurant across the street to bring customers a bigger, better piece of the pie.

Slice of Life's new location is roughly 2,500 square feet and can hold 87 hungry customers. That's more than twice the size and capacity as the old location.

Pizza lovers can expect to be served all the same dishes they are used to, but if anyone is looking for something new, chicken wings are now up for order.

Worrell is relieved finally to be open after renovating for the past six months and helping fill a property better known in recent years for trouble than for its long history.

"This is a mark of great success to be able to purchase this building and take the ball and run with it," Worrell said.

In the future, the corner lot will be transformed into an enclosed patio.

While this is the first day at the new location Worrell says this is just a soft opening. A grand opening is coming within the next few weeks.

As for the old Slice of Life location across the street, it will soon open as a new restaurant called The Fork 'n' Cork. It's a permanent home for an expanded menu of the old Patty Wagon food truck.

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