The possible rebirth of the iconic Circle Pizza received a unanimous 9-0 vote of support from the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) this week. The pizzeria is being proposed by Joe Bono (Al Dente and Benevento’s) and Warren Mustacchio through Nedia Trust. The renovated storefront location was most recently occupied by 1-800-Flowers (361 Hanover Street) on the corner of Fleet Street.
The pizzeria is expected to have about 40 seats and a dining counter. The proposed closing hours were cited as 11:00 p.m. weekdays and 12:00 a.m. on weekends. The applicants will look to acquire a beer, wine & cordials license under the condition that alcohol only be served with food. Restaurant use is conditional on this part of the commercial district of Hanover Street.
Circle Pizza was a Hanover Street mainstay in Boston’s North End until it closed in the year 2000. After that, the store became a chain flower shop, Kabloom, and then a franchise of 1-800-Flowers. The actual name of the new establishment is still pending negotiation with the former Circle Pizza owners.
View the video above for the complete presentation, discussion and NEWNC vote. An old image of the former Circle Pizza was handed out at the meeting and shown below.