Amuse-Bouche: At Pizzeria Boema, the ‘art of ‘za’ is taken very seriously | Berkshires Week

The Details: Pizzeria Boema opened in late August 2020 after extensive renovations to the former O’Brien’s Market. A year later, Boema owner Molly Lyon, her husband, David Joseph, and the staff are still busy serving up plenty of specialty pies.

The full-service lunch and dinner restaurant compliments Frankie’s Ristorante, which Lyon has owned outright since 2016. Chef Roman Grosu runs the pizzeria kitchen in addition to being in charge at Frankie’s, where he has

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With music and art, Archives Coffee House gears up for new events

As with many businesses, 2020 was a lean year for the coffee shop, located just off University Avenue and Harvard Street. Owner Kyle Thorson had to reduce staff and cut hours to stay afloat. He reopened his shop in August last year, and made it through with the help of a paycheck Protection Program loan, and a low-interest business loan from the Bank of North Dakota. They almost weren’t enough, but things are starting to turn around.

“There were a couple months truly, that I almost thought we weren’t going to exist anymore,” said Thorson.

Thorson had to reduce his

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