Paulie Gee’s owner opening Greenpoint slice shop this month

August 22, 2018 By Sara Bosworth Brooklyn Daily Eagle
110 Franklin St. prior to Paulie Gee's' opening. Image © 2018 Google Maps photo
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Paulie Giannone, owner of the beloved Greenpoint pizza shop Paulie Gee’s, is at long last opening a second location, Brooklyn Paper reported.

The idea for Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop was announced in 2016, but the community waited with baited breath for a grand opening to no avail. Now, after years of ongoing construction, Giannone says the spot will open at the end of the month.

Whereas the original Paulie Gee’s is all about artisan pizza — wood-fired pies with a smorgasbord of untraditional toppings, from Bing cherries to beef brisket — the Slice Shop is Giannone’s tribute to “the kind of place [he] grew up on.” Eat in, eat out, pay $3.50 for a slice of cheese under the 1960s-themed decor, complete with vintage Coca-Cola signs and an old-fashioned pizza oven.

However, it wouldn’t be a true Paulie Gee’s operation without Giannone’s personal touch. Cheese and pepperoni will be on the menu, but so will his signature Hellboy slices (pepperoni plus Mike’s hot honey). Brooklyn Paper reported that Giannone, forever loyal to the New York Yankees, wouldn’t even allow blue recycling bins in the parlor, fearing that the blue next to the orange of the brightly-colored booths would appear too close to the colors of the New York Mets.

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The Slice Shop will be located at the corner of Nobel and Franklin streets, just 10 blocks away from the original Paulie Gee’s.


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