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New Burt’s Place Owners Preach Patience As Permits Delay Iconic Pizzeria’s Reopening

Burt’s 2.0 will take credit cards

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The re-opening of Burt’s Place has snarled at bit.
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The new owners of Burt’s Place, the popular suburban pizzeria made famous by the its founder, the late-Burt Katz, are preaching patience. Permit delays have once again pushed the opening back, and new owners Jerry Petrow and John Munao took to Facebook to provide eager customers an update. An opening date has yet to be shared.

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Petrow had said they didn’t anticipate needing to do as much work when they purchased the place from Katz. Before Katz’s death in April, the cousins were working with him to ensure the pizza was up to Katz’s standards. But they needed to power the ovens down for a bit to replace some flooring in the kitchen. They also found some other unexpected surprises—like fixing a leaking roof—that needed to be addressed, Petrow added.

When they do reopen, Burt’s 2.0 will have a few changes including expanded beer and wine selections, Petrow said. They may also add new appetizers. And yes, they will accept credit cards.

Whether or not they continue the "controversial" call-ahead policy remains to be seen. Check back from more updates.

Burt's Place

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