About fifteen years later Mike decided he needed a change of life, I think they call that a mid-life crisis! He moved the family out to Colorado and decided to open up a pizzeria. "M.C.'s Pizza by the Slice" was originally started in Lakewood, CO, November 1997. Mike was supposed to run the business but eventually he did need help from his family, so it slowly evolved into a family business run by the four east coasters. After 7 years, an opportunity for a better location opened up in Littleton. So the Colella's packed up and moved locations October, 2004.