Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Kenmore Square Uno, the last of its kind in all of Boston, has served its last deep dish. Fans of whatever the chain keeps trying to push now instead of deep dish will have to just head on down to the Dedham Mall now (even their corporate HQ has moved out of town - from West Roxbury to Norwood). The chain has been in financial trouble for years, long before Covid-19.
The sign on the front door of Deno's Pizza on Centre Street in West Roxbury offers hope to people who want to surprise mom with a large pie, announcing a Sunday re-opening (although the 9th is Saturday). Deno's closed at the beginning of April due to coronavirus concerns.
Meanwile, down the street, Anna's is saying come on in, the donuts are fine: Read more.
A Washington Street pizza place that has been staying open until 4 a.m. even though its license calls for a midnight closing was scheduled for two hearings before the Boston Licensing Board this week - one to answer to a citation issued by police , the other to formally ask permission to stay open to, if not 4 a.m., at least 3 a.m. Read more.
WCVB reports Dedham-based Papa Gino's closed dozens of branches today, at least in some cases with no advance notice to workers. And even as workers were finding out they had no job, the chain was tweeting out some promotion. Probably not a good idea.
The owner of Village Pizza and Grill, 56 L St., has agreed to pay back wages to workers not paid time and a half for working overtime and to pay fines for letting teens work excessive hours and sometimes with hazardous equipment. Read more.
You can work up an appetite driving sort of aimlessly around - especially if you forgot to eat lunch - so when we saw the Pizza Stop on Cypress Street in Brookline, we pulled over and went in - and were immediately struck by the large sorta-Lichtensteinish mural on one wall (especially impressive given that the whole place is really tiny).
Compare to the Phaeton legend painted on a wall at Nick's on Washington Street in Roslindale: Read more.
Boston Magazine reports that Bertucci's has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which means the chain can stay open - but can renegotiate leases and stuff, and might close some additional outlets. Another pizza chain based in the area (Uno's - yes, Uno's is headquartered in West Roxbury) has used Chapter 11 in the past.