The pizza king of Lansing's
, Geno Abbey, is back with a brand new location in Downtown
Abbey moved into the roughly 3,000 sq. ft. space at 208
S. Washington Square next to Tavern on the Square
. The new
space is three times the space Abbey had in REO Town.
"We looked at a
location near Frandor," says Abbey "But when I walked in here, I felt
this just feels right. With the business and foot traffic Downtown, it
was a natural fit."
Geno's Pizzeria currently carries a staff of eight to ten people,
including several recent new hires. Abbey moved to Michigan from New
Jersey in 1994 and says his pizzeria is modeled after "a 1950s New York
slice joint." Whole pies can be ordered at Geno's, but the two slices
for $5 deal has made the humble pizzeria a lunchtime hot spot.
exploded," says Abbey.
Most of the renovation work was done on the kitchen in order to open it
up so customers can watch the hand tossed pizzas being made. Geno's had a
soft opening with a limited menu on Mar. 17th and its grand opening
with a full menu will be in April.
"I've got a passion for making
pizza," says Abbey.
Source: Geno Abbey
Writer: Daniel J. Hogan