The popular, eco-friendly New York pizza truck, Neapolitan Express, is adding brick and mortar to the mix. They announced today that they have signed a long-term lease at 40 Wall Street, the Financial District tower owned by the Trump Organization.
Set to open in spring , the pizzeria will serve its signature Neapolitan-style pizza, which can be baked in 90 seconds in an electric oven capable of reaching more than 900 degrees.
“Getting the opportunity to open our first brick-and-mortar storefront in such an iconic building as the Trump Building on Wall Street is more than we could ever ask for as a brand,” Owner Max Crespo said in a press release. “We look forward to serving and delivering the highest quality, organic Neapolitan pizza to all the workers and…residents of the fast-growing Financial District.”
The flagship brick-and-mortar is set to open this spring and will herald the brand’s extensive franchising plans for the upcoming year.
Neapolitan Express’ expansion into the 70-story skyscraper follows a successful year of operating cutting-edge mobile pizzerias throughout Manhattan. The storefront will be located on the first floor of the Trump Building, across from Tiffany & Co. and just a block away from the New York Stock Exchange.
The Neapolitan Express eatery leased 600 square feet on the ground floor.
Neapolitan Express is also celebrating its one-year anniversary. The truck made waves this time last year when then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg and energy innovator T. Boone Pickens showed up to support Crespo’s efforts.
Meanwhile, the trucks will continue to roll, with three currently in service. “The trucks are successful and will continue to be a great part of our brand,” Crespo said. “We will also continue to be eco-friendly.”
Appliances on the truck, including the electric oven and dough press, are run by generators powered by alternative energy sources including clean burning compressed natural gas and solar panels. on the rooftop.