Connecticut’s Colony Grill will bring its famous thin-crust pizza to downtown St. Petersburg

The concept eyes an October opening.

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click to enlarge If you just get a hot oil pie from St. Pete’s forthcoming Colony Grill, you get one little stinger pepper in the middle. - Colony Grill Stamford/Facebook
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If you just get a hot oil pie from St. Pete’s forthcoming Colony Grill, you get one little stinger pepper in the middle.

Good news, pizza lovers. Colony Grill is headed down from Connecticut and to the 600 Block of downtown St. Petersburg where it’ll open its flagship Florida location at 670 Central Ave.

The original pizza place in Stamford, Connecticut was a few decades old when it was bought out in 2010 by Chris Drury, Ken Martin, Paul Coniglio and Cody Lee—all 1989 Little League World Series winning teammates. According to St. Pete Rising, the concept has six other locations across its home state, New York and Virginia.

The menu is simple: pizza and drinks, chief brand officer Ken Martin told the local blog. Nothing else besides the 12 toppings that accompany the New England-style pies (no crust, just cheese up to the end). The most popular of those topping is Colony’s signature hot oil.

“It’s a pepper-infused olive oil. If you just get a hot oil pie, you get one little stinger pepper in the middle of the pizza,” Martin added. “There’s certainly a spice to it, but it really just kicks it up a couple notches in terms of flavor.”

Brews include bar classics like Miller Lite and Blue Moon, but you’ll also be able to get your hands on local brews when the time comes (specifics are TBA).

Colony’s opening date is set for October, but you can stay up to date on all the latest by following @colonygrill on its Instagram.

670 Central Ave. was once home to Central Billiards, the Kevin P. Brant Studio, Underground Church and Peregrine Construction Group.

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