Plans cooking to reopen much-missed pizzeria in Dracut

There are 20 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jul 4, 2009, titled Plans cooking to reopen much-missed pizzeria in Dracut. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Call it a seven-year itch. Since Tony & Ann's Pizza closed in North Chelmsford in 2002, rumors swirled that the family of the pizzeria's founders, Tony and Ann Privitera, would revive the business.

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pizzafan

United States

#22 Jul 4, 2009
Espresso pizza is THE best pizza in the greater Lowell area.
Good luck to Tony and Ann's.
Why Dracut

Sandwich, MA

#23 Jul 4, 2009
Why put Tony's and Ann's in Dracut?? Dracut is out of the way for many people. It should go next to highways to make it easily for everyone. The Lowell_Tewksbury line near the 495 highway.
Tammy

Lowell, MA

#24 Jul 4, 2009
I am so excited. Tony and anne's pizza is BEST! Yes I eat Lisa's pizza to satisfy my craving but it will not compare to having the "real" thing back.
pnd

East Falmouth, MA

#25 Jul 4, 2009
There is a God !!!!!!!!!!
t-a-pizza

Norwell, MA

#26 Jul 4, 2009
We love to read all the comments.

Thank you all, really.

Once we get passed the planning board things should really start to happen.

Thank you again.
Dracut Retiree -

Tewksbury, MA

#27 Jul 5, 2009
Tony Anns wrote:
The Privitera family scouted several spots in recent years with plans to reopen, said Getman, but nothing worked out until now.
As much as i LOVE Tony & Anns,,, why don't you tell the truth,,why are you REALLY coming back? And in all towns,,Dracut??
What town are you from or are you from Lowell?
Karen

Fairlee, VT

#28 Jul 5, 2009
There will now be four generations of my family who will be fans of Tony and Ann's pizza. When we heard the news yesterday, we were all on the phone with the entire extended family, jumping up and down. Thank you!!!
Ugly Beauty

Lowell, MA

#29 Jul 5, 2009
True, no taste quite like the sweet sauce... Love it or don't!
trow

East Falmouth, MA

#30 Jul 5, 2009
1 plain , 1 hamburg , 1 garbage
....Heaven .....
aaaaa

East Falmouth, MA

#31 Jul 5, 2009
Why Dracut wrote:
Why put Tony's and Ann's in Dracut?? Dracut is out of the way for many people. It should go next to highways to make it easily for everyone. The Lowell_Tewksbury line near the 495 highway.
DOn't rock the Boat ....as far as i'm concerned they could open in Dorchester and i'd still go ....
HIPD

East Falmouth, MA

#32 Jul 5, 2009
QUOTE who="Anonymous"Just what we need, ANOTHER gross pizza joint. Let's open a few more Dunkin Donuts too. Maybe we can set the record for the most Pizza and Donut shops per square mile!

MOVE !! BETTER THEN ANOTHER
LIQUOR STORE .
Lowellian Lifer

Dracut, MA

#33 Jul 5, 2009
t-a-pizza wrote:
<quoted text>
Not quite sure what you are implying here. Why do YOU think we are coming back?
We have checked for locations in Chelmsford, Lowell, Billerica and Tewksbury. Methuen as well as Tyngsboro. There we a slew of factors in why certain spots did not work out for us. It just happened that in this latest round of attempts to open, we drove past this location. We liked the location. We liked what the site has to offer, and we moved forward with it.
Aside from the desire to open, we hear and see comments from the general public. This was in various public forums. Topix, From our own message board, which I had to shut down as well as a Facebook page w/ over 400 members. The majority of which is positive. This obviously had an impact on our plans to reopen. When you consider questions like have we been gone too long and similar items like that.
Our grandparents have a legacy that we would like to continue.
There still appears to be a strong demand for Tony and Ann's Pizza or anything that can come close (Lisa Pizza).
The timing is right. The location is right.
We just need to get approval from the planning board. 7.8.2009 @ 7:15.
Thank you.
Good Luck! Hope it works out... looking forward to reliving a T&A experience.
dave

East Falmouth, MA

#34 Jul 5, 2009
I can't wait ......i read the article ...and almost cried ...
Debbie

Lowell, MA

#35 Jul 5, 2009
my family grew up with your Grandfather and as a child my Mom would bring us there all the time for Pizza'and we loved to see the horses that use to be in the field behind the building. as I grew up I also brought my son there to. and I just wish you all the best and I know me and my family will be there a lot. I only hope that if you do close in the winter that you still make the frozen pizzas to go so I can stock up just like old times.
hope to see you soon.
koan

East Falmouth, MA

#36 Jul 5, 2009
pizzafan wrote:
Espresso pizza is THE best pizza in the greater Lowell area.
Good luck to Tony and Ann's.
Espresso's is good ....their meatpie
is excellent ......But Tony n Ann's
is in a class all by itself ...nothing
will ever compare to a tna pie ....EVER
Family pizza in Dracut taste the exact same
as Espresso's
Jimmy B

AOL

#37 Jul 5, 2009
Tony and Ann's closed in 2002? So the two T and A pizza's still in my freezer are seven years old?
I think I can wait till the fall for some fresh ones.
BEANER

East Falmouth, MA

#38 Jul 5, 2009
Anonymous wrote:
Just what we need, ANOTHER gross pizza joint. Let's open a few more Dunkin Donuts too. Maybe we can set the record for the most Pizza and Donut shops per square mile!
and i can say this ...when tna reopens kiss pizza depot goodbye, brothers pizza goodbye, and king culet goodbye..SO THAT SHOULD MAKE YOU A HAPPY CAMPER ...TNA IS DOING YOU A FAVOR .....BE THANKFULL
Sparky

Cambridge, MA

#39 Jul 5, 2009
How can you recreate the original pizza when the only company that made your type of cheese closed 6 years ago? I worked for the company that you used to buy the cheese from and I remember that we tried hard to find you a similar cheese when they said that they were going to stop making it - but no one made the same type of cheese. Both Lamberts and Shaheen spent months trying to find a similar cheese but you were the last company buying it practically - so they stopped making it and then closed down....
Welcome

Lowell, MA

#40 Jul 5, 2009
I hope Dracut welcomes you with open arms!! I know we will!!
Old Timers

Framingham, MA

#41 Jul 5, 2009
Found you when I was corten my wife, married her, had children and gave them the treat of eating a T&A pizza.
Even had tony prep half cooked and frozen when you went to Florida. Now our freezer is empty. How did you know we ran out!!!!! My kids have kids and we live in DRACUT. Great place to serve the One and Only T&A pizza. Please Hurry!!!!!!

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