GMG Q&A With Mover and Shaker Jane Fonzo

Jane and Mike Fonzo have purchased and been in the process of renovating a good portion of the properties in the West End of Main Street- specifically (48 – 64, and 55 – 71 Main Street).  I’ll be touring the properties this morning.   Included in this morning’s tour will be the future headquarters for our club in the space above above Lat Trattoria.  I’ll be sure to bring back some interesting video in yet another space we’ve all walked past a million times but have never been inside.

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

9 Years

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

The ocean is beautiful during every season.  Every day is a new picture to view.

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

Gloucester has “secret outdoor spots?”  Who knew, and where are they?

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

LaTrattoria Pizzeria for thin crust cheese pizza, overcooked for a crispy bottom – it’s better than Regina’s of the North End.

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?


What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

The people of Gloucester demand good food, so any restaurant in Gloucester, open for any long period of time, has great food.  However, I can’t think of any restaurants in Gloucester that you could say were romantic (with candlelit tables, linen tablecloths, china, crystal, silver, extended wine and champagne list, etc.)

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

Bars aren’t my favorite pass time. We could all do without them.

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Atlantis Motor Inn during open season, Charlies Place, and Morning Glory.

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

The Christmas Season on Main Street.  Thank you Ringo Tarr for the lights and thank you Kathy Cuddyer for the Christmas decorations!

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?


Who is your favorite local artist?

Ohrvel Carlson

Which is your favorite local beach?

Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?

Wow, hard to say, but I always order it at Lobsta Land, Gloucester House and The Causeway.

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

Who could compare to GMG?

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?


What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

I never attended (I’m in jammies by 7:30 PM), but my tenants on Main Street have been thrilled.  It reminds them of Italy where they close the streets every night at 6:00 PM and people walk from shop to shop until midnight, when they finally stop at a cafe for espresso or cappucino before going home.
Now that’s an idea!  Let’s make Main Street into a true “Little Italy“. Open the stores at 9:00 AM and close them at 12:30 PM.  Everyone goes home for an afternoon meal and siesta then re-opens there stores at 4:00 PM closing at 9:00 PM.

Getting back to the original question – Others I know that attended the parties have had accolades for the people responsible – THANK YOU, JOEY!!!

Thanks, Joey

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