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Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar CLOSES

Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar CLOSES
2 Main Street, Gloucester


Downtown Gloucester food and entertainment staple, Giuseppe’s Ristorante and
Piano Bar is closing it’s doors after five memorable years.
Owners Joe and Memory Gnerre said, “It’s been a wild ride, we’ve enjoyed it, but,
at this time in our lives it’s time to get back to family life”.

The establishment will be sorely missed. Known for it’s gourmet pizza and a
vibrant piano bar Giuseppe’s was home to the Thursday night Singer/Songwriter
Shuffle hosted by TMax of “The Noise” where a multitude of local and regional
songwriters have appeared to showcase their originals.
The restaurant also featured owner Joe “Thomas” Gnerre at the piano every
Saturday where audience members were always encouraged to participate.
Memory commented, “you never know who was gonna get up and sing from
“Wild Bill” to Henry Allen to 93 year old “Dottie from Salem”, each night had it’s
own flavor”.
On the walls of the restaurant hung Memory’s artwork, as well select photo’s from
local photographer Brenden Pike. “I’ll miss this space, but I’ll definitely have more
time to devote to my painting”, said Memory. Asked what he’s gonna be doing
with himself Joe replied “you’ll probably find me somewhere playing the piano as
usual”. Asked about a sense of loss Joe said “yes, there is a sadness in seeing
something you’ve worked on so hard come to an end, but, there is also the
richness you take with you from all of the experiences you’ve had along the way.
Memory and I are extremely grateful for our time with our amazing staff, our
patrons, and the Gloucester community.”

Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar – Fine Tuning for Opening

Fine Tuning the Restaurant and the Piano.


Scheduled opening this Wednesday June 23rd.

Updated to Friday June 25th… we are all looking forward to the Big Day.

(Joe is optimistic, but Memory wants everything perfect, stop by and check it out anyway.)

 Joe and Memory have done a fantastic job, and I looking forward to sitting at the piano, of course on the other side of the keys.

 You many even see some of Memory’s art hanging on the walls.

Meet Memory and Joe- Proprietors Of Soon To Be Opened Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar

Look for our interview and a little piano action with Joe and Memory tomorrow in these pages. 

They’ve been hard at work making changes to the layout and transforming the space which used to be occupied by Elliott’s at The Blackburn into their vision.


Giuseppe’s Ristorante & Piano Bar Going Into The Space Formerly Occupied By Elliott’s At The Blackburn

Memory Layne (not her porn star name I’m told) and her man Joe are taking over the space formerly occupied by Elliott’s in the Historic Blackburn Building.

Check out the website for now and look for updates as to the renovations taking place in these pages.

Here’s the website for Giusppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar

From the website-

It seemed like a simple request…

From the back of a restaurant, I called out, requesting one of my favorite songs.

Joe looked up at me from the piano and asked, “Can you sing it?” After we met that summer evening, Joe and I did what everybody does on Cape Ann…..walking beaches, breathing salt air, taking in the great food and entertainment.

Neither of us enjoyed being separated once the off-season rolled around and he traveled abroad for work.  It didn’t take us long to figure out it was time to create a special place for people to enjoy great music, food and company.

We’ve been working and dreaming, in the hope that you will enjoy a unique and wonderful experience here at Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar.

Joe and Memory