Parto’s (inset) is under new ownership. Claudio (left) and Joe Sciara from Uncle Joe’s pizzeria have taken over. (Credit: Paul Squire)
The oval sign above the front door of the West Main Street pizzeria still says Parto’s, and it’ll stay that way for a while, said new manager Claudio Sciara.
But once the new menu is set up, the staff gets settled in and the town’s permits go through, that sign will come down, replaced by a new one showing the popular eatery’s new ownership: Uncle Joe’s.
Joe Sciara, Claudio’s father and owner of Uncle Joe’s, closed a sale to buy the pizzeria from previous owner and chef Frank Spatola Wednesday, and immediately took over.
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RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Bean and Bagel co-owner Joanne Leibold at the Calverton restaurant Wednesday morning.
Warning: don’t be fooled by the name ‘Bean N’ Bagel Café.’
Though the eatery on Route 25 in Calverton currently offers a variety of foods well beyond those in the restaurant’s title, the Bean N’ Bagel will soon be offering even more: specifically, pizza.
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Julia’s Pizza on East Main Street.
Julia’s Pizzeria and Restaurant, an East Main Street pizza shop that came under new management earlier this year, has closed its doors.
The pizzeria’s owners vanished about a month ago, when the restaurant suddenly shut down over the Fourth of July weekend, said Gary Kossman, the owner of the business’ building.
“He just disappeared and never came back,” Mr. Kossman said. ”I don’t think they knew what they were doing. It was downhill right from the start.”
The restaurant had been sold from the original owner to new managers about six months before the store shut down, he said.
The business’ previous owner is now trying to contact the current owners to get his business back, Mr. Kossman said.
The pizzeria owners could not be reached for comment.