Local pizzeria takes a stand

By JAY BECKER-NORMAN

Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria, on East Broadway Boulevard at Sawtelle Avenue, showed its opposition to SB 1062 with a sign.

The now-famous poster reads “We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to Arizona Legislators.”

It mocks SB 1062 by claiming a right to refuse service to Arizona lawmakers, such as bill sponsor Steve Yarbrough, R-Chandler.

The sign was created and submitted via Facebook by customer Barbie Donovan. After owner Rocco DiGrazia printed and displayed the sign, it gathered more than 20,000 “likes” on Facebook and received national media exposure.

Though DiGrazia is no longer speaking to press, he told Time magazine that he has regular customers and staff who would have been affected by SB 1062.

“Why discriminate against anybody? I’m just trying to make some food,” he said.

The sign continues to hang on Rocco’s storefront, in the upper corner of the shop’s door.

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Aztec Press photo illustration by
Jayden Becker-Norman

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