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Offline Ogwoodfire

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Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« on: May 01, 2017, 09:42:38 AM »
Hello all. I wanted to post some pics through the process of building our Pizzeria specializing in Neapolitan influenced pizza. I have operated a wood fired pizza truck for the last 2 years and we are moving our operation into a brick and mortar at the end of summer. We haven't made many changes to the building yet but that will change as we wait for the arrival of our Stefano Ferrara Forni.

We have narrowed down our dough production to 4 workflows which we like (both natural leaven and fresh yeast). 2 types of tomato and 2 types of mozzarella which we will test again once we are able to produce pizza in the location and go with what we feel produces the best pizza. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask or DM me.

Thanks,
Jay

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 12:18:02 PM »
Thanks for posting Jay. I know you'll have a lot of success with the new brick and mortar!
Bob

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 01:24:33 PM »
Digging that last pizza!

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 02:11:48 PM »
good luck Jay!

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 02:19:43 PM »
I can't wait to visit your shop.

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 07:45:34 PM »
Thank you everyone. I'll try to get plenty of pics especially the oven install that that be beneficial to some in the future.

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 07:49:49 PM »
Jay, pizzas look great! We will be stopping in for some pie, we're only 1.5 hrs away.

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2017, 10:04:05 PM »
Thanks hodgey1. We are hoping to open is August. Make sure you say hello when you stop. I'll be near the oven, I've made every pizza since we opened and will continue to do so.

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 05:36:31 PM »
Where is this?
Things have never been more like today than they are right now.

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2017, 07:28:41 PM »
Where is this?
Buffalo, New York area

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2017, 10:58:43 PM »
Making some progress. Hoping to be open in a couple months. Oven install in 2 weeks.

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2017, 11:18:47 PM »
Getting closer. Maybe 2 months or so before we are serving our first pizzas. I've had a few people ask so I figured I would post an update.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2017, 11:31:52 PM by Ogwoodfire »

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2017, 01:34:19 PM »
Can't wait Jay!!

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2017, 08:39:06 PM »
Thanks Todd! Good to see you in here.

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2017, 10:25:59 AM »
The new oven is a beaut. It's good to see it in place, intact, after such a long journey. Pictures of masonry ovens in transport always make me a bit nervous.

Good luck in the new business. Your pizzas look great.


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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2017, 12:08:29 AM »
Thank you Rolls! I agree the night before the oven arrived I could barley sleep knowing we were moving into the place ourselves. Good thing my father is a retired millwright and handled it like he did it for a career or something lol.

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2017, 11:24:20 AM »
Wow, love the updates and pictures!  Keep them coming! Can't wait to see the signage, and can you tell the costs involved (plus installation) for it when you get it up?

What's been the biggest challenge thus far?

Seems like the build out and set up have taken at least 4 months, does your landlord give you a break on rent during this period?

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2017, 07:27:36 PM »
The landlord gave me 2 months of free rent, wish it was more but often they won't give anything. We took over the space in April and will be ready to open in September. I certainly could have done it much faster but I've been so busy with the food truck I haven't had as much time as I would like. One of the bigger challenges was doing the build out ourselves since I fired the contractor. It wasn't a big job but I had to figure it out on the fly. Moving the oven in wasn't all that bad but the chimney install was very costly (6k). Overall the project is running around 60-70 and to be honest I couldn't imagine doing it for much less.

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2017, 07:31:12 PM »
Here's a picture of the front sign. This particular sign was about 3k (way too much IMO) but the guy had some sort of in with the town.

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Re: Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2017, 09:02:14 PM »
Looks like things are shaping up. I like the idea of storing the wood on a cart. I can understand how the chimney install can get expensive but I agree the 3k for the front sign seems exorbitant.


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