by Tony (Lem) Phillips
The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society would like to welcome Frank’s Pizza back to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. After a devastating year in 2014, Frank’s Pizza has literally risen from the ashes to come back and continue to be one of the mainstays of our Boardwalk and a very welcome Business Member of the Federal Point History Center.
For twenty-two years Frank’s has opened for business selling New York Style pizza, calzones, and Stromboli on Carolina Beach Avenue North (Boardwalk) right across from Britt’s Donuts.
Mister Frank Tatey originally opened Frank’s Pizza around 1992. Mr. Tatey later sold it to one Frank Williamson who finally sold it to Debbie Whitley in 2003.
Debbie kept the name and slice by delicious slice, Frank’s became the “go to” place on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for great pizza.
Last year, the owner, Debbie Whitley passed away. After that loss, the north end of the Boardwalk suffered an historic fire. While it may have looked like Frank’s Pizza was going to be a memory, Debbie’s son, Patrick Adair was working hard to bring it back better than ever.
Newly located beside Britt’s Donuts at #9 Carolina Beach Avenue North. They have a lot of new equipment and some great new ideas!
Keep your eyes and ears open for a new Frank’s Pizza website to develop by summer of 2015 advertising fresh pizza, calzones, and Stromboli. Look for later hours, dine in, carry out and the same delivery area as they had before. Do not forget to “like” their Facebook page.
Frank’s Pizza exemplifies the spirit of our community in Carolina Beach and the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society is extremely proud to have them as a Business Member. Welcome back Frank’s!!