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Pizzeria moves up — to rooftop tavern

Nico’s upgrades to 200-seat venue

Nico's Pizza located at 441 State St. has expanded. The second floor now offers a  bar and dining area. A roof top dining experience has been built over the last four months. Phillip Ruggiero owner of Nico's, poses on the rooftop Friday afternoon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Nico's Pizza located at 441 State St. has expanded. The second floor now offers a bar and dining area. A roof top dining experience has been built over the last four months. Phillip Ruggiero owner of Nico's, poses on the rooftop Friday afternoon.
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After 17 years running a simple pizza shop in the heart of downtown Schenectady, Phil Ruggiero became the owner of the city’s only rooftop tavern last week. The transformation at Nico’s Pizzeria was borne out of his desire to expand. It became clear over the years, though, that it wasn’t going to happen horizontally, and then one day, it just dawned on him to go vertical. “I looked at different buildings for a while to ...


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jonw757
August 19, 2013
4:15 p.m.

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Sounds awesome. Can't wait to check it out!

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