Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Starr's pizzeria has a name

Hint: Marlon Brando... "Streetcar Named Desire" ...

Starr's pizzeria has a name

Stephen Starr has selected the name of his pizzeria coming to the old Cosi at Second and Lombard Streets in Society Hill.

It'll be called Stella Pizza. (Not "Pizza Select," as he intimated back in April, though the name on corporate papers is Select Restaurant Partners LP.)

I happened upon the name while surfing job ads on Craigslist. Starr confirmed it this afternoon. A commenter also points out that it means star in Italian.

Opening is on tap for September-October.

In the meanwhile, read Rick Nichols' story about his pizzeria crawl with Starr.


Michael Klein
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