But he said it was “a financial nuclear bomb” trying to compete against far more established shops like Amoroso’s, Aversa’s, Cacia’s, and Liscio’s–operations that “don’t have mortgages” after so many years.
So when his bakery folded, DiGiampietro started driving a bread truck along a delivery route that took him past a closed pizza shop in Haddonfield.
Sandwiched within the row of professional buildings from Jersey Java and Tea to the TD Bank building, the storefront at 122 North Haddon Avenue drew DiGiampietro’s eye every day.
It was only a promise to his wife Lauren that kept him from inquiring about the property more seriously for a year.
Six months later, the couple opened Angelo’s Pizzeria, named for their two-year-old son.
‘Not about the bottom line’