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April 4, 2019
Here’s one thing to know about Breadico pizza shop opening in the coming months: It won’t have “Breadico:’ in the name.
“It’s from the Breadico family, but we are rebranding this pizza shop,” said David Napolitano, who started Breadico out of his parents’ basement before moving it to a downtown storefront at 201 N. Weber Ave.
While the name hasn’t been finalized, construction has started on new space in a retail center at 2300 S. Minnesota Ave. between Caribou Coffee and Ramen Fuji.
“I like that it’s new. I like that it’s in between a couple of my best stores as far as bread sales and close to where my family and I live,” Napolitano said. “And it’s close enough to downtown, but the traffic will be so much more what we need for the way we want to operate.”
His father will operate the pizza shop, which the family envisions as “a neighborhood pizza shop, where we do pizza by the slice, takeout, delivery, more family-style pies and maybe a little different variety,” Napolitano said.
The plan is to be open daily beginning at lunch.
There will be some dine-in area, but it won’t be a restaurant, Napolitano said. The menu will include pizza and salads. Some of the pizza will come from the former Breadico menu, with some new, larger pizzas geared more for families.
“We’re just going to make pizza, and we’re not going to get spread too thin,” he said.
Breadico’s bread won’t be sold there, either.
Construction is going well, but to be safe, Napolitano said to expect the store to open in a couple of months. Hiring will begin closer to opening.
“We’re looking forward to it,” he said. “It’s going to be great.”
We’ve got some new details about Breadico’s new pizza shop – starting with how it’s not going to be called Breadico.