A little over a month ago, it was announced that John’s Pizza in downtown Jersey City, located at 87 Sussex Street, had closed its doors after serving the community for 14 years. Since then, there had been no word on what was to become of its storefront – until this week, that is. We now know that Satis Bistro, a fellow Jersey City restaurant located at 212 Washington Street that has also been operating for a decade, will be expanding into the John’s Pizzeria storefront. Read on for more details about the Stis Bistro expansion in Jersey City.
^ Former John’s Pizza storefront
The John’s Pizzeria team posted a message on the website reading, “We regret to inform you we have closed our Jersey City location. We want to thank our valued customers who became family for all of your continued support during our near 14 years of business.”
In June of 1997, John’s Pizza’s opened its doors in Times Square and has been voted one of New York’s best pizzas. It eventually made its way across the river and planted roots in New Jersey – Jersey City to be exact (its only Jersey location).
(Photo credit: @satisbistrojc)
Satis Bistro, which opened in 2010, not far from John’s Pizza, applied for the expansion to the Jersey City Alcoholic Beverage Control Board last month, Jersey Digs reported. “The expansion application for Sátis Bistro calls for the addition of ‘premises located at 212 Washington Street, Units #1, #2, and #3, with the expansion premise being Unit #3,'” the outlet stated. This would include the indoor and outdoor space that John’s Pizza operated.
If you’re not familiar with Satis Bistro, it’s a French eatery that specializes in European cuisine. The ambiance is rustic but welcoming – it just might just trick you into believing you’re on a cobblestone street in the EU instead of here. It’s been a go-to for locals and for good reason. We can only suspect that the potential expansion would include similar vibes and cuisine.
As far as we know, nothing has been confirmed. We reached out for comment and haven’t heard back yet but we will keep you updated as more details continue to unfold.