The Goose

A few months after opening its newest concept, Crust Pizzeria its owner Crust Pizza Group enters 2024 with a new cocktail lounge in Scottsdale and the newest location of Crust Simply Italian to downtown Mesa. Once opened the two new locations will be the companies 10th and 11th locations in the portfolio. When The Goose opens in the next couple of months at 8300 N. Hayden Rd. it will offer guests an intimate experience and offer whiskey flights and and hand crafted cocktails.

“Since opening the first Crust restaurant in 2007, we’ve learned so much over the years and as we’ve grow, I’ve had a goal to open 10 locations,” said Michael Merendino founder and owner of Crust Restaurant Group. Things have changed and moved quickly over the last few months, and were excited for what this first quarter will bring.

The new Crust Simply Italian will be at The Grid at 233 E. Main St. and will be the largest of the four Crust’s at 8,000 square feet with a 2,000 square foot patio. Guests can expect the same menus that include scratch made classic Italian dishes such as pizza, sandwiches, Chicken Parmesan, lasagna and more. When it opens later this year it will also include a gelato and donut shop. Like the other locations a speakeasy, The Nightingale will open serving craft cocktails in a lounge setting. After The Goose and Mesa location open Merendino will be looking to expand in the west valley and open new concepts beyond Italian food. For more information visit their website.

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