The Fireplace is Out, Frank Pepe Pizzeria is In

By Scott Kearnan  |  July 29, 2014

The Fireplace is about to burn out. But prepare to light the brick pizza ovens. 

The Brookline restaurant announced today that it will close on December 31 after 13 years. According to a press release, chef-owner Jim Solomon will transition into a full-time catering business, and he's found what he calls "a dream" of an inheritor to his space at 1634 Beacon Street: Frank Pepe's Pizzeria, a legendary pizzeria that was founded in New Haven, Connecticut (pictured) and is no stranger to national "best of" lists. We've known for a few months now that Frank Pepe has been planning to open its first few locations (plural, it seems) in Boston. These will be the first Frank Pepe spots outside of Connecticut and New York.