Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
The Original Famous Pizza
The Original Famous Pizza opened in 1975, but it's hard to imagine Westerly ever existing without it. Such is the extent to which the DiFazio family has worked their way into the local culture, simply by baking pizza after delicious pizza. Sure, the founding family took some time away from the business, but now they're back and ready to toss more pies at a new location with a larger dining room and a more expansive menu.
Pizza, as always, is the name of the game here. There's no shortage of varieties to choose from, starting with the classic Sicilian. But the further down the menu you go, the more creative options you're likely to find. Taco pizzas, Greek pizzas, and Philly cheesesteak pizzas. Along with these flagship pies, The Original Famous Pizza serves signature grinders and traditional Italian pastas.