Pizza-making brothers from the Fall River suburb of Somerset have an agreement to buy the long closed Roggie's on Chestnut Hill Avenue and remake it as their second pizza place.
Dimitrios and Nicholas Liakos brought boxes of their Agoro's pizza to introduce themselves to members of the Brighton Allston Improvement Association tonight.
Agoro's, open since 1984, is a family-oriented "pizza bar," Dimitrios Liakos told members. He said he planned extensive renovations to Roggie's, starting with getting rid of the current steel front. The restaurant will have both a sit-down area and a separate place for take out and sales of individual slices.
The Liakoses are seeking association backing for their bid for Boston Licensing Board approval to buy Roggie's beer-and-wine license.
The city shut Roggie's in May, 2014 after an incident involving a patron who fell down the stairs there. Owner John Rogaris was indicted on charges that he had workers dump the unconscious man in an alley and that he tried to tamper with the restaurant's video-surveillance system when police began asking questions about the incident.
In response to a question from a BPD officer tonight, Dimitrios Liakos said he would install a state-of-the art video system. He joked he would wire it directly to District D-14 if that's what police wanted.