Thursday, April 30, 2020

The Alumni Is Returning to Quincy

photo of bar pizza from the Alumni.
A legendary name in the bar pizza world is returning to its hometown.

According to City of Quincy consultant and publicist Kerry J. Byrne, the Alumni is opening back up in Quincy, moving into a new spot on Washington Street that is adjacent to Rags Tavern and had been home to Quincy House of Pizza. Byrne tells us that the people behind Rags are actually opening the place and are currently renovating the space, which will include a small bar area.

The original Alumni Cafe first opened on Hancock Street in Quincy's Wollaston neighborhood back in 1960, closing its doors in 2013; another Alumni opened in Weymouth in 2016 and that spot has the same ownership as both Rags and the upcoming Alumni in Quincy--and they use similar Alumni recipes for their bar pizzas (Braintree Brewhouse in Braintree also serves Alumni-style pies).

The address for the new location of the Alumni in Quincy is 379 Washington Street, Quincy, MA, 02169.

[July 7 update: A check on the place over the weekend indicates that the Alumni has quietly opened its doors.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]