NEW BERLIN - Marco's Pizza's largest franchisee has added a location in New Berlin's busiest district.
Highland Ventures Ltd., which owns and operates more than 100 stores tied to the national pizza delivery and carryout chain, opened its doors Nov. 15 at the Moorland Square Shopping Center, 15415 W. National Ave., between Pick 'n Save and Burghardt's Sporting Goods.
"We hope New Berlin residents, and pizza-lovers, are as excited as we are to join the community,” said Josh Bogdan, district manager at Marco’s Pizza, in a news release. "Marco’s Pizza is known for its fresh ingredients that make our pizza the highest-quality, authentic Italian pizza around. We know that once New Berlin customers try our pizzas, they will keep coming back!"
Like other pizza makers, the company stresses the "fresh" element in its marketing, but the chain also lays claim to an authenticity other chains can't.
Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian-born Pasquale "Pat" Giammarco, making it the only large chain with ties to a native Italian. He developed the "secret sauce" recipe used in its pizzas, the company said.
In addition to traditional pizzas, Marco's also offers specialty pizza bowls — a crustless pizza option — as well as oven-baked subs, cheese bread, chicken wings, salads and desserts.
Menu items may be ordered online or using the company's app for smart devices. The New Berlin location's phone number is (262) 226-8633.
The store's entry into the Moorland Square Shopping Center — the largest shopping center in New Berlin's City Center district along Moorland Road and National Avenue — continues the revival of a mall property that struggled after the departure of Walmart for a new location on Greenfield Avenue.
Walmart's old space has been redeveloped as separate, but related, space for Burghardt Sporting Goods, which opened earlier this year, and a city-owned recreation center, still under construction.
Highland Ventures is the parent company of Hoogland Foods (doing business as Marco’s Pizza) Highland Ventures operates more than 670 retail locations of various sorts across the United States and Canada.
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“At a time when Amazon, Apple and Comcast rule the movie rental business, Keith Hoogland is quick to point out that renting videos the old-fashioned way — at an actual video store — is not out of style.”
“The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Davidson County and Marco’s Pizza will work together to enhance youth development and recognition of youth success within Lexington and Thomasville.”
“Family Video is joining together with two other organizations to once again support life-saving lymphoma research.”
Family Video, the suburban Chicago-based video rental chain that outlasted Blockbuster, VHS tapes and the “be kind, rewind” mantra, is closing its stores and calling it quits after 42 years.
“Your shelves were always full, my sweet, fallen friend. Your DVDs, your Blu-Rays, your television boxes sets, which for some reason I had to rent disc by disc instead of just the whole season at once, which was irritating as all hell, but that’s ok now. I forgive you.”
Family Video went out of business. All its brick-and-mortar stores closed. But the brand is still alive — ironically in the digital world that helped usher in the company’s demise.
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His leadership qualities have allowed him to take a small video store, build it into a massive video rental chain and then successfully transition into a real estate conglomerate with multiple operating subsidiaries. He is fantastic at change management.
The 53,107 square-foot boutique office building in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, was purchased by Highland Ventures for $16.75 million.
We love the brand and have a really good partner in Marco's Pizza. We’re thrilled about the future and have complete confidence that we can reach 300 stores in the next five years.