May 28, 2021 – New England Real Estate Journal
Dorchester, MA Winer brothers, the new operators of Venice Pizza, together with their landlord The Broadway Company, announced today that it will reopen Venice Pizza with the same name, same address, and a completely new menu – calling their offerings, “Handcrafted pizza shop favorites.”
Located on the corner of Dorchester and Savin Hill Aves., the revitalized Venice Pizza is being reopened by local chef and restaurateur Joshua Winer. “Venice Pizza was a staple to the Dorchester community for decades. At the new Venice Pizza, guests can expect a menu and vibe that will respect the past while rewriting the culinary rules.”
The property is owned and managed by The Broadway Co., a Boston based real estate investment company. The founder and principal of both The Broadway Company LLC and Boston Realty Advisors, Jason Weissman, was instrumental in assisting the tenant to build out its space and get it opened.
Winer said, “The Broadway Company was nothing but exceptional. Jason Weissman is a real estate visionary, and we are fortunate to have him on our team.”
The landlord and tenant were represented by Joe Wagner, from Boston Realty Advisors. Asking rent was $40 per s/f.
The Broadway Co. is very active in both Dorchester and South Boston. Weissman said, “Dot Ave has experienced a cultural resurgence over the past ten years. Venice Pizza will be the ideal venue to serve and bridge the old-school community with the many new professionals moving to Dorchester every day.”
Joshua Winer lives in Dorchester in Savin Hill and was the general manager of Pastoral, where he worked with his brother chef Todd Winer for five years. His partner John Taxiarchis, formerly of Olives Restaurant and Neptune Oyster out of Boston, will help bring Venice Pizza into a new era along with chef Todd, who plays an advisory role at Venice.
Before closing its doors in 2019, Venice Pizza was a family-owned business for over 40 years. A multitude of famous Bostonians grew up calling the restaurant their second home. In a 2014 Boston Globe article about a day in the life of mayor Martin Walsh, he described Venice Pizza as having, “The best Hawaiian pizza in town.” In a 2018 Q&A Boston Magazine article with the Wahlberg Brothers, they were asked their favorite place to eat or drink in Dorchester. Mark Wahlberg said, “Venice Pizza.”
Venice Pizza will be open seven days a week, from 11:00AM to 9:00PM. For the menu and more information, please visit the website at venicepizza.com.