New Pizza Parlour Puts Pressure On Popular Pointe Pie Pickup Place. Pepperoni.
Disclaimer: I worked at one of these places.
For seven years, full-service grocery store Fresh Farms Market (est. 1939 — right across the street from South High School) has been slinging New York-style pies on Fisher Rd. for students and families in GP.
Strengths: 600F clay oven, ‘signature’ thin crust, extensive toppings selection
Weaknesses: limited primetime capacity, no delivery
For sure, Farms is a refreshing alternative in the GP area, a break from greasy, square Detroit-style (Jets, Mister A’s, Mr. C’s, Buddies) or cheap, crappy Michigan-headquartered delivery chains (Hungry Howie’s, Little Caesars, Papa Romano’s, Dominoes).
But some apparently found the small Fisher Rd. commercial strip lacking in baked bread/sauce/cheese options. So, on January 14, fewer than 100 ft. away from Fresh Farms, local businessmen Sam Saigh and Ed Moran cut the ribbon at Michigan’s first Extreme Pizza franchise. [Facebook]
Strengths: elaborate multi-topping specialty pizzas, hot sandwiches, delivery, weekend hours till midnight
Weaknesses: “extreme” startup hiccups, pricey slices, conveyor oven