Wednesday, May 22, 2013
If you've missed Vinnie Pies, you're in luck!
Vinnie Pie lovers, get those taste buds ready! According to the Post Gazette, owner Toni Zollner's attorney, Frank Rapp, said Vincent's Pizza in North Braddock could be reopening in the next few months. The Route 30 landmark—just over the Forest Hills border—was ordered to close last spring. The pizza shop was started by Vincent Chianese, Zollner's father, in 1950. One of the licensees,Chianese's business partner John Bellissimo (B&C Pizza Inc.), stopped paying the necessary royalties after Chianese died in March 2010. He owed $42,000. According to the Vincent's Pizza Park Facebook page, the Route 30 located is expected to reopen in June. The page's moderator said they are going "back to the basics" and indicated that the location has been…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A new look for an old favorite along Route 30 at the North Braddock/Forest Hills border.
The sign along Route 30 that features a picture of the late Vincent Chianese tossing the dough for his famous "Vinnie Pies" in the air says it all: "Coming soon." Work has been progressing steadily on the building where Chianese opened his pizza shop and bar in 1950. The building is owned by Chianese's daughter, Toni Zollner, who had hinted at a comeback for the landmark that served a Pittsburgh classic. The outside looks like a whole new building—a big change from the dated look the pizza shop and bar had when it closed last spring. The only questions remaining are: How soon? Will it retain the name Vincent's Pizza Park? And what does the inside look like? Are you looking forward to the return of the Vinnie Pie? Do you have a favorite …
Monday, December 31, 2012
See which of our stories were the most read in 2012.
Well, this is it—the last day of 2012. At Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch, we try to bring you a wide variety of stories from our local communities, as well as some of regional interest, that we think you might enjoy reading or provide you with information from which you might benefit. So ... here's a look back at the top 10 most-read stories of the year: Was there a story you particularly liked that didn't make this list? What kinds of stories do you most like reading on Patch? Is there a topic you'd like to see more of? Tell us in the comments section. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Snowball-throwing juveniles, accidents, other items from the Forest Hills police blotter.
An arrest warrant might be issued for a suspect who led the store manager on a chase after a retail theft on Dec. 23 at the Rite-Aid at 2336 Ardmore Blvd. According to a Forest Hills police report, the store manager told police he saw the suspect lurking in the battery aisle. The manager then saw the suspect stuff a number of batteries into his pockets. When the suspect approached the counter, the manager confronted the suspect and a struggle ensued. The suspect dropped several batteries then ran outside the store with the manager in pursuit. Once in the parking lot, the manager, with the help of several bystanders, attempted to restrain the man, but he fled across Yost Boulevard into the Plaza Shopping Center. The manager jumped in his …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The owner isn't saying but remodeling appears to be under way at the North Braddock landmark, just over the Forest Hills border—and Vinnie Pies could return.
From the outside, it would appear that the building might be a phoenix rising from the ashes that used to line the hot ovens at the former Vincent's Pizza Park on Ardmore Boulevard. There is apparent remodeling under way. Dave Andrews, code enforcement officer for North Braddock Borough, said he is working with a contractor hired to fix up the place to make sure the changes meet the borough's building code. He has also reviewed plans that might signal a comeback of the beloved pizza place. Andrews said the borough is waiting for a building permit to be finalized and hopes that the owner moves forward with plans. North Braddock Borough manager Douglas Margureit referred Patch's questions about plans for the building to Mark Flaherty, …