News Elsewhere: Timmy's Legendary Grilled Pizza to Replace Bob and Timmy's Grilled Pizza in Providence
Last month, we reported that a trio of nationally-recognized pizzerias shut down, and it was not known if they might open again. Now we have learned that one of the original owners will be reopening one of its locations under a slightly different name.
According to an article in The Providence Journal, Tim "Timmy" Doyle is going to be opening Timmy's Legendary Grilled Pizza in the space on Spruce Street in Federal Hill where Bob and Timmy's Grilled Pizza had been until closing this summer. The post says that Doyle and his business partner, Kyle Klewin are currently renovating the space and that while the menu will remain the same, they are planning to give the pizza and other food items "a good upgrade overall." It looks like the other locations of Bob and Timmy's in North Smithfield, RI, and North Attleboro, MA, are not included in the plans, though Doyle does say that he hopes to hire some of the workers from those two spots along with the Providence location.
Bob and Timmy's, which first opened on Federal Hill about 30 years ago, has gotten quite a bit of recognition over the years, including being featured on NBC's "Today" show while GQ Magazine once considered it among the top 10 pizza spots in America and USA Today awarded it best pizza in Rhode Island. (It was also featured on "The Rhode Show" and "Man vs. Food.")
The address for the former Bob and Timmy's Grilled Pizza (and upcoming Timmy's Legendary Grilled Pizza) is 32 Spruce Street, Providence, RI, 02903.
Thanks to @RaymondMcGinnis for bringing this to our attention.
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