Nino’s Pizza & Bistro’s gets a new owner
Posted On July 9, 2021
Nino�s Pizza & Bar is getting a new name.
The pizza chain has agreed to buy Michael�s pizza and the bakery has signed on to run the former restaurant.
The deal is expected to close in the coming weeks, and the restaurant�s former owners will be rebranded as Nino, according to the company�s press release.
Michael�s, a family-owned restaurant, closed its doors last summer after the state of Georgia approved the closing of a proposed mall in the center of Atlanta.
It closed its last location at the old Nino location, at 1701 S. Broadway in the former Nino restaurant building at 1430 W. Broadway.
The property was sold last year for $1.5 million to the owner of the property, according a news release from Nino.
Nino�d Pizza was founded in 2000 by Michael O�Reilly, a former Atlanta Police Department officer who served as a police officer for nine years.
The chain has been on the rise in the Southeast.
It�s a family owned business with roots in New Orleans.
Michael’s Pizza opened its doors in 2003, according the Nino website.
In the past year, the restaurant has been serving customers from Atlanta, Montgomery County and Montgomery, Ala.
In February, Nino had a second location in the same building.
The new location will be located in the corner of 15th Street and N. Broad Street, across from the NINO restaurant and bar.NINO�s is the only other location in downtown Atlanta that will remain open.The NINO�d restaurant opened in 2003 in the historic former NINO location at 1530 W Broad Street.