"Dear Winchester, We officially open our doors TONIGHT (Wednesday, January 16) at 5:00 p.m. We can't wait to see you!!! It's been such a long time coming," wrote the company on their Facebook page Wednesday morning.
Stone Hearth Pizza will be opening at the former T Michaels location at 528 Main St. T Michaels, which opened in 1986, was the largest storefront in Winchester Town Center before shuttering last winter. T Michaels' closure was due in part to declining sales.
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Winchester will have a new restaurant moving to town.
Stone Hearth Pizza, which has locations in Belmont, Needham and Cambridge, will be moving into the storefront vacated by the closing of T Michaels over the winter.
T Michaels, which had the largest storefront in town, cited declining sales that forced it to close after 25 years of service to the town.
According to the Stone Hearth website, the restaurant serves, “Neapolitan style, thin crust pizza along with gourmet salads and a hand-picked selection of wine and beer. Our menu is forever evolving, but will always incorporate a healthy blend of premium organic, locally produced, and sustainable ingredients.”
The site went on to say that Stone Hearth Pizza Co. opened in August of 2005 by friends Christopher Robbins and Jonathan Schwarz.
According to Cathy Alexander, Executive Director of the Winchester Chamber of Commerce, the landlord notified them last week that Stone Hearth Pizza was moving in.
“Everybody seems to give this restaurant high marks for quality,” Alexander said. “It’s a huge space to fill, and I’m real thrilled they’re moving into the space.”