Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Just Crust Is Opening in the Former Upper Crust Space in Cambridge's Harvard Square

One of the Upper Crust locations that recently went to auction is going to reopen under a new name, and the person behind it represented employees of the chain in a lawsuit.

The Harvard Crimson is reporting that attorney Shannon E. Liss-Riordan (who is a Harvard Law School graduate) plans to open The Just Crust on Brattle Street in the Harvard Square section of Cambridge, bringing to the area a pizzeria that will be partly owned by its workers and will "focus more on providing superior food and service than on merely turning a profit." The article says that Liss-Riordan teamed up with Haluk Ozek of Monella Boutique on Brattle Street to purchase the shop at an auction that was held last month, with Liss-Riordan possibly looking to purchase other locations of the Upper Crust chain in the future.

It appears that The Just Crust could be open by March, according to the Crimson.

[April 25 update: Cambridge Day mentions that The Just Crust is now hoping to open sometime in early May.]

[May 29 update: Eater Boston states that The Just Crust has soft-opened.]

[June 10 update: It looks like The Just Crust is now officially open, as Patrick M. of the Server Not Servant site told us this weekend that the place had a grand opening celebration.]

The address for this new pizzeria in Harvard Square is: The Just Crust, 49 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138.

[Earlier Article]
Upper Crust Pizzeria Locations Head to Auction

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