Support Stone Hearth Pizza on Western Ave

Stone Hearth Pizza would like to open a restaurant in Harvard's former CITGO station on Western Ave. Personally, I think this would be great and a nice addition to the neighborhood. But the Allston Civic Association voted to oppose this at last night's meeting.

I can't imagine that the City would deny whatever permits and approvals that Stone Hearth needs, but if you want (or don't want) this business to open in Allston you can email: (A/B City Councilor) (A/B liasion to the Mayor) (community email group)

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Date: Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:25 PM
Subject: support for a Stone Hearth Pizza on Western Ave
To: Mark Ciommo , Michael Galvin , Dan Roan ,
Cc:, Kevin McCluskey ,

I am writing to express my strong support for the proposed Stone Hearth
Pizza at the former CITGO station at 182 Western Ave. A successful, family-oriented, locally-owned, public-serving business like Stone Hearth is what Western Ave needs to move closer to becoming the "Main Street" that Harvard, the City, and many Allston/Brighton residents have agreed would improve our community.

At the same time, I would encourage Harvard, the City, and community to do some joint planning about the future of Western Ave. What hours of operation and what mix of uses (private/institutional, retail, food, alcohol-serving, etc) are desirable? Perhaps if we could reach some agreement on these subjects then we would be more likely to agree when specific projects & tenants are proposed.

Harry Mattison


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this. Let's hope our efforts work.


  2. Completely agree! Sent in a letter of support!

  3. It would be so great to have a restaurant in Lower Allston. We'd go every single night!

  4. I sent my semi-incoherent letter.

  5. People are weird. Let the restaurant open.

  6. In the topping category I like Margherita pizza and guess what, I tried to make this world famous pizza in my kitchen. A student like me can’t afford eating out daily. So I tried it at my kitchen and the result was awesome! pizza in Brighton can be afforded but still home made has its own magic.