On Wednesday night Anthony Bouboulis, a 5th grader at Parkway school, hosted a pizza party for his 5th grade friends and their families at a new and innovate pizza restaurant on Greenwich Avenue.
Anthony’s parents, Eleni and Denis Bouboulis, are the owners of Skinny Pizza, which will have its formal opening on April 11 at 11:00am.
The restaurant, located at 30 Greenwich Avenue, is in the spot that was formerly home to HealthMart from 1969 to 2015.
After 45 years on Greenwich Avenue, the mom-and-pop operation shuttered in 2015 and the space has been empty since then.
Signs saying Skinny Pizza was coming have been in the windows for almost a year, which reflects the time the Bouboulises took to transform the space.
Wednesday night’s party for Parkway families offered a glimpse at what will soon be on offer to all.
The atmosphere was like a party and all the staff made sure everyone had a chance to sample a variety of offerings on the menu.
Skinny Pizza offers a healthier modern take on traditional New York-style pizza. They offer a lower calorie, very thin and crispy pizza using organic tomatoes and natural toppings without sacrificing taste.
Everyone who loves pizza – including the health-conscious, meat-lovers, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free customers – are right at home at Skinny Pizza.
On Wednesday night, franchise COO Alex Sacchetti buzzed around the restaurant, overseeing new hires and offering samples of pizza varieties and other menu items, including soups, salads and pastas.
Mr. Sacchetti said that the first Skinny Pizza opened in Roslyn Heights on Long Island in 2011. Several other Skinny Pizza locations have popped up since then, and the Greenwich location is the sixth in the US.
Sacchetti shared the skinny on the pizza: Customers have four crusts to choose from. All are made without potassium bromate. Crust options include whole wheat, original, gluten free (made from rice), and cauliflower, which is perfect those on Paleo diets.
Skinny Pizza affords diners a variety of choices, all “built with no guilt.” In addition to choosing their own crust, customers select sauce, cheese and toppings.
“My favorite is the simple skinny,” said Alexander Bouboulis, Anthony’s younger brother, 9. “It is plain cheese and only takes three minutes to cook.”
“I grew up in Brooklyn and love pizza,” said Alexander’s mom, Eleni. “I want to enjoy pizza and be health conscious too.”
Skinny Pizza ingredients are organic, preservative and nitrate free, non-GMO and locally sourced when available. The menu has a variety of Paleo friendly, Gluten free and vegetarian options.