To stay in the food business over 40 years in Byron you must be doing something right, but while locals Denise and David Woolsey have kept pumping out the pizzas, they’ve made a few daring moves themselves. When they took over in 2003, the pizza joint started by Bill Wheatley and Ian Hamilton had already moved the short distance from Jonson St to Lawson St.
But the Woolseys took it a full 100m or so farther from the sea to the corner of Fletcher and Byron Streets, and after nine years they are now, daringly, taking it another 100m around the corner to 2/3 Marvell St, near the corner of Fletcher St, in the old Naked Treaties site.
But the awesomeness of the pizzas will not be diminished, with even the pizza ovens, as well as the 20-odd staff, many longtime locals, making the move to the new premises. In fact, the new location will be focused on pizzas only. There will be a much smaller, more casual dining area that will be BYO for wine and beer.
‘The revamped Earth ’n’ Sea Pizza will embrace all the technology that modern customers expect when they think “pizza”,’ Denise says. ‘Customers’ expectations are changing when it comes to pizza. We started online ordering nearly four years ago and it is the fastest-growing part of our business. More and more customers want to be able to order and pay online and with our own app and inbuilt loyalty system, which should be up and running soon. We will be moving with the times to give them what they want.’
Denise and David are friendly people who make their customers feel welcome, keeping up the good vibes from so many years ago and their regular following, and any newbies, can expect the same warm welcome at the new location from this week.
More info: Earth ’n’ Sea Pizza
New location: 2/3 Marvell St, Byron
Earth’n’Sea have been long-time regular advertisers in The Echo. This ad dates from when the Belongil dunes were first eroded.