About

Our Project

Hello to all of our Colonial Pizza present and future family, friends and fans! Our project is simple in concept: We are hoping to return our pizzeria to Spring Street in Williamstown, MA. This has been a dream of ours for the last 15 years and would be considered a homecoming. We were part of the heart and soul of the town for over 25 years until a fire displaced us to a location on the outskirts of town. Funding such a project seemed out of reach, but thanks to Kickstarter and you we can make this dream a reality!

Who We Are

Colonial Pizza was started by Eleni & Constantine on January 21, 1971 - 3 years after migrating to the United States from Greece in the winter of 1968. Colonial Pizza had spun off from my Uncle Christo's pizzeria, Bell's Pizza, which started in Amherst, MA and has several locations in MI and PA. So, if you are a Lord Jeff, Minuteman, Wolverine, Spartan or Nittany Lion then you are familiar with the wonderful taste of our pizza through the transitive property of having had Bell's Pizza.

We are a family and community oriented business which used to be nestled on Spring Street, the heart of Williamstown, MA. We respect and appreciate the microcosm that is Spring Street and have been part of the local and colligate synergy since the 70's.

Our Philosophy

Colonial Pizza is old-school when it come to how we treat our product and our customers. Our goals are simple - to provide an exceptional product and to treat everyone like family. We have not changed our dough recipe since we opened our doors. We love what we do, and we enjoy seeing familiar faces and getting acquainted with new ones. 

A lot has changed in the last four decades, but some things are better off old-school. Our dough is made fresh on our premises daily and consists of handful of natural ingredients, corn meal not being one of them. To give our dough its unique flavor profile and consistency we allow our dough ample time to proof. 

Our trademark pizza sauce includes vine-ripened tomatoes and Moondust - our family’s “secret” herbs & spices. To top it all off, we still hand grate our own cheese. We use 100% real cheese - not oil based cheese products or partial cheese mix. We use a blend of Wisconsin cheddar and part-skim mozzarella for a unique flavor. 

We also hand cut our own vegetables, meats, and cheeses for the freshest flavors possible. Cutting corners and compromising quality is not an option - which is why we have generations of loyal customers from around the world.

Our Aspirations

When we move we plan on expanding our menu to add a few house-made healthy options. We will create these items with the help of my wife - who just so happens to be a Board Certified Health Coach. .

We are also looking to start marketing some of our recipes. We are starting with our proprietary seasoning blend which we call Moondust. From there we plan to offer our House Greek Dressing and maybe our dough and complete take and bake pizzas down the road. With your gracious pledges our possibilities are endless!

Our Moondust Label
Our Moondust Label

Your Donations

The most expensive part of opening the pizzeria is buildout. If we use a raw space, and when coupled with equipment and regulatory codes the cost can easily climb to a $250,000+ . We are fortunate enough to be looking at established spaces which would reduce this number by as much as two-thirds. Our goal is to raise at least $29,000 to help us with obtaining a space. Truthfully, we will need more than this, but if you're not familiar with the way kickstarter works, it's an all or nothing deal! That means that we must make our goal or we don't receive anything at all and your card never gets charged. Even though we are asking for a substantial sum, it is still only enough to get us off the ground. The more we raise upfront, the more money we can invest into additional equipment for the business. Raising over our goal would allow us to put more money into funding ovens, refrigeration units, and other much needed and costly equipment.

In return for your generous support we have come up with some cool, fun and unique rewards for you!

Please Help Us Make Our Project A Success

1. CREATE a Kickstarter account - all it takes is an email address. Kickstarter has made it super easy.

2. SIGN IN at Amazon.com - if you already have an account, you're all set. If not, it only takes a moment of your time. 

3. PLEDGE by clicking on that big green 'Back This Project' button! Every single dollar will go directly toward helping us get this show on the road. Pledge what you are comfortable giving - we appreciate every dollar. If you find yourself wanting to help but unable to donate, you can skip to the next step to help us spread the word.

4. SHARE this with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and whomever else crosses your path! Let everyone know you are a backer of Colonial Pizza.

Thank you for all your support. 

We love and cherish every one of you. To prove this we are going to have each contributors added to our "Wall of Gratitude" in our new location and we are going to give you a shout out on our Facebook page and our website.

Risks and challenges

Our rewards are specifically tailored for simple fulfillment on our part. The buildout of a raw space an acquisition of a suitable establishment will likely be the most difficult things for this project. We are pretty well prepared for any issues that may arise, but if anything unexpected comes up we'll deal with it by rolling ups our sleeves and working as a family.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    "Shout Out" - Thank you for your gracious act. You're name will be added to our "Wall of Gratitude" in our new location + a shout out on our Facebook page and our website.

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    "Snack Attack" - The $10 level rewards + a slice and drink in our new Spring Street location.

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    "Stick It" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a limited Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza sticker.

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    "Oregano Trail" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a limited Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza sticker + a sample of our Moondust + Eleni's baklava recipe.

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    "Logo Motion" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a sample of our Moondust + Eleni's baklava recipe + a limited Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza t-shirt.

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    "Good Stuff" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a sample of our Moondust + two 12" pizzas of your choosing.

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    "Give It" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a sample of our Moondust + Eleni's baklava recipe + two 14" pizzas to be given to a local family that can use a random act of pizza love.

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    "Dr. Baklava" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a sample of our Moondust + Eleni's baklava recipe + a tin filled with Eleni's baklava.

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    "Call Me" - The $25 level rewards + a personal "Thank You" phone call from Ted or Sia + a sample of our Moondust + Eleni's baklava recipe + a limited Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza t-shirt.

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    "Constantine's Corner" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a sample of our Moondust + Eleni's baklava recipe + a limited Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza t-shirt + 1 of a limited 25 run Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza posters signed by Constantine himself.

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    "Home James" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a sample of our Moondust + Eleni's baklava recipe + a limited Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza t-shirt + Jim will be your driver for an evening out in Willliamstown, of course this includes a couple of your friends + a two 14" pizza of your choice to top off the night.

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    "Name It" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a sample of our Moondust + Eleni's baklava recipe + a limited Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza t-shirt + we will offer a pizza you you create and name, and we will run it on our menu for a month + a portion of the proceeds of from your pizza will go to a local charity in your honor.

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    "Say It" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a sample of our Moondust + Eleni's baklava recipe + a limited Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza t-shirt + we will advertise you or your business on our box-tops for a month, giving you some grass roots exposure.

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    "Sia Later" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a sample of our Moondust + Eleni's baklava recipe + a limited Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza t-shirt + come in and make pizzas with Sia + followed by a lunch with Sia + 5 par-baked 12" pizzas of your choice to take home with you.

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    "Jimmy Jam" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a sample of our Moondust + Eleni's baklava recipe + a limited Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza t-shirt + ten par-baked 12" pizzas delivered to you within 200 miles of Williamstown, MA by Jim.

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    "Say What" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a sample of our Moondust + Eleni's baklava recipe + a limited Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza t-shirt + Constantine will record your voicemail greeting on you personal or business phone + ten par-baked 12" pizzas delivered to you within 200 miles of Williamstown, MA by Jim.

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    "Party On" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a sample of our Moondust + Eleni's baklava recipe + a limited Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza t-shirt + a private party for you and 25 friends + we play your ipod selection for the evening.

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    "Piddle Paddle" - The $25 level rewards + a hand written "Thank You" card from the family + a sample of our Moondust + Eleni's baklava recipe + a limited Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza t-shirt + a pizza peel will be engraved with your name as a heartfelt thank you and will be forever displayed in our restaurant + ten par-baked 12" pizzas delivered to you within 200 miles of Williamstown, MA by Jim.

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    "All In" - A personal call from Constantine & Ted to thank you for your extreme generosity + a limited Kickstarter exclusive Colonial Pizza t-shirt + a dedication of one of our four major pieces of equipment to you with an engraved plate + Eleni's baklava + a jar of Moondust + ten par-baked 12" pizzas delivered to you within 200 miles of Williamstown, MA by Jim + our eternal gratitude.

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Funding period

- (30 days)