HAVERHILL’S LONGEST-RUNNING PIZZA SHOP IS GOING UP FOR AUCTION
Napoli’s Pizza in Haverhill has been feeding people in the Merrimack Valley Region for generations, standing strong through multiple owners and locations. Now someone has the chance to own the oldest pizza shop in Haverhill and keep this local tradition alive.
Napoli’s Pizza, located at 146 White Street, has been serving its unique style of pizza made with homemade dough, sweet sauce and blend of Parmesan/Romano grated cheese for more than 75 years. Although times have changed, the Napoli recipe has remained the same, bringing back customers time and again. Currently owned by Chad Comeau, Napoli Pizza will be auctioned online between Feb 14-16. Bidding will start at $175,000, offering someone the unique opportunity to purchase a cash-positive business and its current building, which includes the pizza shop and attached one-bedroom apartment with rooftop terrace. The sale includes all kitchen equipment, furniture, fixtures, and the iconic Napoli pizza recipes.
“Napoli’s is a part of history. It's nostalgia,” said Comeau. “You take a bite, and it brings you back to your grandmother’s house, or a holiday party with family. I’m looking to pass the torch to someone who wants to own a small piece of Haverhill history and to carry on the tradition.”
Napoli’s Pizza first opened its doors in 1945, founded by Billy Coco who brought the distinctive pizza recipe to the Haverhill community. Over the years, different owners have maintained the same level of quality, with dough made fresh daily and sometimes selling out. Comeau began working at Napoli’s Pizza in 2008 under the ownership of Susan and Ron Laplume. In 2015, Comeau purchased the building and business. After six years, he has decided to move into a different line of business, however, has said he would like to teach the next owners the history of the shop and how the pizza is prepared.
The 3,263 square-foot building sits on a 0.132-acre lot in downtown Haverhill and is available through SVN Masiello commercial real estate brokers. Built in 1979, the two-story building is zoned commercial/residential and is roughly one mile from two MBTA Haverhill Commuter Rail stops. Downtown Haverhill is in a period of revitalization, and this is an exciting time to own a business in the area. This walkable community located 35 miles outside of Boston is home to several colleges, hosts art walks in the summer and the Bradford Rail Trail, a paved riverside path featuring public art sculptures.
For more information about Napoli’s Pizza* and the auction of the business, and register to bid visit the listing at or call SVN The Masiello Group at 883-746-6479.
*Napoli’s Pizza in Haverhill is not affiliated with Napoli’s Pizza of Lawrence which recently closed its doors.