One of our priorities is to make sure that you are the first to know about all things happening here in the Hudson Valley.

Sadly, sometimes that means that we are the bearers of bad news about business closures, like the recent story we shared about a new antique shop that will be closed by the end of the month.


Other times, that means we get to share the good news of new businesses opening in the area - and that's what we're here to talk about today.

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Pan & Pell Pizza Quietly Closes

Sadly, earlier this year, a newer but quite popular pizzeria located on Rt. 82 in Hopewell Junction seemingly closed without notice, leaving many Hudson Valley'ers hungry for more information.

GoogleMaps, Canva
GoogleMaps, Canva

We were eventually able to find them again, operating out of Rockland County, but this left an empty storefront in a busy part of town.

SEE ALSO: Controversial 'Weed Bus' Removed From Hopewell Junction Lot

New Pizzeria Opens in Hopewell Junction

Signs of new pizza life began popping up recently, and now 562 Rt. 82 in Hopewell Junction has new owners, and the Hudson Valley a new spot to grab a slice or a pie - Welcome, Veneto's!


Veneto's Pizza, now open for business, is serving up Italian classics, with an extensive pizza menu, plus pasta, burgers, paninis, wraps, soups, salads, sandwiches, and a lengthy list of pasta and dinner options. They are open 11am-9:30pm 7 days a week, and you can check out their information here.

The Craziest Pizzas in the Hudson Valley

I asked the Hudson Valley "What is the craziest kind of pizza you have ever had in the Hudson Valley? Where did you get it?" There are some amazing answers that are sure to make your mouth water and your tummy rumble! Since we weren't able to get pictures for all of these pies, we turned to Canva AI Magic Studio to generate pictures of the pizza that you described. Some of the pictures look pretty accurate! Others... well, you'll just have to see for yourself!

Gallery Credit: Conor Walsh

These 6 New York Restaurants Sell the Best Pizza in America

Eat This, Not That asked chefs across the U.S. to reveal who sells the best slice of pizza. Six pizzerias in NY made the cut. Do you agree these places sell the best of the best?

Gallery Credit: Megan