After more than two decades owning the Pizza Factory in Blaine, Marv and Deb Adam have decided to retire. Last month, a new owner stepped in to continue serving up some of Blaine’s favorite
Known in the food industry as “The Fixer,” Laura Massaro took over the Peace Portal location on November 1. In the six months leading up to ownership, she managed the restaurant, hand-selected her staff and worked with 83-year-old Marv to learn the ins-and-outs of the popular pizza joint.
“I’ve just always been in the food and beverage industry,” she said. “I’ve decided to take the first leap and own [a business] of
Massaro earned the moniker as “The Fixer” after spending more than three years as a regional general manager for Pizza Hut helping to recover restaurants in financial distress.
She started working in the food industry as a teenager and landed her first job at Hannegan Speedway in Bellingham. She’s since worked at pizza shops in Las Vegas, Montana and,
In the months ahead, she plans to give the store a “facelift.” Soon, she plans to install new artwork in the store and update the walls with a fresh coat of paint. She assures that the community art display and the character of the restaurant will remain the same.
“This will still be the same family-oriented business that it’s always been,” she said.
Located at 738 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine’s Pizza Factory is open seven days a week.