Grimaldi’s Opening Summer 2017 at The Corners

Grimaldi’s to open Summer 2017 next to Von Maur on Market Square

Grimaldi’s, with 50 locations spread throughout the United States, will first enter Wisconsin with a location adjacent to and just west of The Corners’ anchor tenant Von Maur. The restaurant’s interior is currently under construction and Grimaldi’s is expected to open Summer 2017. 

“We are so pleased to bring our distinctive and truly authentic pizza to Wisconsin as the latest tenant of The Corners,” said Grimaldi’s Chief Executive Officer Joey Ciolli.  “Our signature coal-fired brick oven, used to perfect long-standing secret recipes, has made our thin crust pizza and calzones famous across the country, and we are excited to introduce our concept to the Midwest.”

Grimaldi’s space at The Corners, just southwest of the center’s Market Square gathering space, is being constructed to feature the restaurant’s signature 25-ton coal-fired brick oven that burns at roughly 1,200 degrees to deliver its famous pizzeria flavors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Grimaldi’s to The Corners and anticipate it will be another unique offering and attraction to add to the vibrant atmosphere we are aiming to create for shoppers, visitors and residents alike,” said Robert Gould, vice president of U.S. Operations for IM Properties.  “I have long been a fan of Grimaldi’s pizza and believe it will have a large local fan base as well.”

According to Ciolli, Grimaldi’s flagship restaurants in New York City regularly drew the likes of Frank Sinatra and former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, helping spur the restaurants’ fan following.

 About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:

In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants.  Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year.

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