Nov. 19, 2015 By Michael Florio
Domino’s on Steinway Street is closed for renovation.
The pizza chain, located at 25-55 Steinway St., closed last week for renovations and is expected to reopen before Christmas.
Domino’s is hopeful the shop can open on Dec. 15, but it will reopen no later than Dec 25., a company spokesman said.
The renovation is part of a company-wide movement to renovate all their kitchens to fit their “Pizza Theater” concept, according the spokesman. The idea is to have the kitchens moved to the front of the store, in full view of all the customers.
“The impetus is to let our customers see that their food is freshly made to order by real people using quality ingredients,” the spokesman said in an email.
The company plans to renovate all Domino’s shops worldwide to fit this concept by the end of 2017. Any Domino’s built since 2015 already fits this mold.
Normally, during renovations, Domino’s franchises operate fully during the day and have remodel crews come in and work over night, according to the spokesman. However, overnight construction is prohibited in this neighborhood, as it would disturb residents in the surrounding area.
Therefore the shop had to close and have the work completed during normal business hours.