Thursday, December 20, 2018

Bianchi's Pizza Plans to Open in Lynn

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like a landmark Revere Beach pizzeria may have found a new home.

According to a source, Bianchi's Pizza is planning to reopen in Lynn, with a licensing hearing page seeming to confirm this, saying that the now-closed JD's Sports Bar on Lewis Street is seeking to transfer its license to Bianchi's which would presumably be at the same location. The notice also mentions another item that our source tells us--that Marcos Tacos, which had been hoping to open at Revere Beach, may be looking to open in the former O'Brien's space on Boston Street. (Interestingly enough, the parent company of both spots is M&M Restaurants LLC.)

Bianchi's, which had been in business for nearly 70 years, left its home on Revere Beach Boulevard to make way for an apartment development that is being built at the site; the pizzeria subsequently moved its ovens to Renzo's just up the street where its pizzas continue to be offered.

[December 23 update: A page on the Bizapedia site indicates that Julius Sokol and Matthew Gateman are behind the company; the former has been involved in the purchases of the buildings housing several Boston bars, including The Tam, Mary Ann's, the Beacon Hill Pub, and Sullivan's Tap, while a source tells us that the latter is related to the people involved with Renzo's. (The Manta site shows Jack Gateman being behind Renzo's.)]

[January 2, 2019 update: The Daily Item confirms that Bianchi's Pizza is indeed coming to Lynn, though it will be taking over the O'Brien's space on Boston Street while Marcos Tacos plans to take over the JD's Sports Bar space on Lewis Street (the Boston Street space has more parking and is better suited to takeout, according to Nicholas Venezia of M&M Restaurants). In addition, the article says that Bianchi's will continue to offer pizza at Renzo's, so the Lynn outlet will end up being a second location of sorts.]

[January 18, 2019 update: A new article from The Daily Item mentions that Bianchi's could be opening its new location in Lynn in two to three months.]

[December 3, 2019 update: A message from Patrick Maguire of Maguire Promotions & Hospitality Consulting indicates that Bianchi's in Lynn is now looking at a possible opening date sometime in May of 2020.]

[Earlier Articles]
New Development Planned for Bianchi's Space at Revere Beach; Pizza to Live on at Renzo's
Marcos Tacos Plans to Open at Revere Beach

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Fifteen Pizzas in the Boston Area]