Altieri’s Pizza

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Earl and Joann Altieri opened their first pizza shop in March of 1965. Altieri’s Pizza was located in the building that was in front of Marhofer Chevrolet on Kent Rd., affectionately known to Stowites as the “Blue Building”. It was Stow’s only pizza shop at that time. Altieri’s Pizza was extremely successful due to Earl’s great recipes made with quality products. In the early years, it was not unusual to find Earl and Joann in the shop together with employees making sure each pizza was “justa right”. The pizza shop was expanded to a Altieri’s Restaurant in March of 1969 “justa” up the street. Altieri’s Villa, a fine dining restaurant and Earl’s baby, was opened in March 1974 at the corner of Darrow Rd. and Arndale. Altieri’s Zipizza was opened at the University of Akron’s Gardner Student Center in January of 1977. In January of 1979, Altieri’s Pizza &…

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