By Gregg McQueen
Shuttered for six weeks after a fire damaged the store, Grandpa’s Brick Oven Pizza is back in business.
The popular Inwood eatery reopened on January 24, after a thorough vetting by the Health Department.
For now, the store is selling and delivering only pizza and a few other items, such as calzones, strombolis and pizza rolls, the menu items that can be made in Grandpa’s refurbished brick oven.
Further repairs are still happening in a separate kitchen area, which sustained heavy damage in the fire.
Owner Angel Salazar said he hoped to have the full kitchen up and running soon, to resume Grandpa’s full menu, which includes pastas, salads, chicken marsala and lasagna.
For Salazar, who purchased the store last October after working there continuously in different capacities since 2004, seeing his business recover from the fire is considered a blessing.
“I’m so happy,” he said on Wednesday. “It feels great to be back.”
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