New York City’s Joe’s Pizza opens a location in Miami
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The famous Joe’s Pizza is expanding to Miami from its base in Greenwich Village.
Photo by Nicole Danna
It’s official: Another famous New York restaurant is making the trip south to Miami.
Joe’s Pizza, the family-run Greenwich Village Institute that sets the standard for the typical New York slice, is opening its first Florida location at 25 Wynwood. The opening of the restaurant is planned for spring 2022.
Last week, Joe’s Pizza Owner / President Joe Pozzuoli, Jr. confirmed that he had a long-term lease in the heart of Wynwood, 240 NW 25th St.
Joe Pozzuoli Sr.’s founder, Joe Pozzuoli Sr., is from Naples, Italy and still owns and operates Greenwich Village’s flagship at the age of 84. His son Joe Jr. and grandsons Sal and Pino Vitale are part of the Miami’s team of owners and operations.
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Locals and tourists alike will no doubt visit Joe’s Miami for its authentic New York pies. The facility has been in operation since its first location on Carmine Street opened in 1975. Joe’s is legendary for its thin crust patties, block-length lines and celebrity customers with photos on the walls. The chain now operates five locations across New York City as well as an outpost in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Joe Fernandez, managing director of DWNTWN Realty Advisors, who represented landlords Related Group and East End Capital, said the building’s central location and wide range of tenants had drawn them to the area, including the 289 apartments and retail space at Japanese restaurant Uchi . includes Miami, Salt & Straw, supported by Danny Meyer, Bartaco from Connecticut and Dogfish Head Miami.
“After a long search, Wynwood was most interested in Joe’s Pizza. The location is excellent – literally in the heart of Wynwood. Because there are lots of walking and to-go stores, mixed spaces, and a central location for delivery, they were a perfect fit, ”Fernandez told the New Times. “And with such a great successor up north, Joe’s will benefit greatly from the New York migration to Wynwood and the sizeable pipeline of new office and residential projects.”
Joe’s Pizza is just one of many New York-based restaurants that have selected Miami to expand since the pandemic began. Other restaurants include the NYC Square Pie spot Prince Street Pizza in the Oasis Food Court), the Italian restaurant Carbone in South Beach, the Korean steakhouse Cote in the Design District, and the upcoming Pastis, which will be a Wynwood neighbor.
Joe’s Pizza at Wynwood 25, 240 NW 25th St., Miami; joespizzanyc.com. Opening spring 2022.