ITHACA — In August, Thompson & Bleecker, an upscale, full-service pizzeria and wine bar will open at 220 E. State St.

This will be the third Ithaca business created by local entrepreneurs and newlyweds George and Milany Papachryssanthou, owners of Ithaca Wine And Spirits and the Chatty Cathy Café in Collegetown.

The new pizzeria will carry personal sized, brick oven baked Neapolitan pizzas flavored and topped with a mix of locally produced ingredients. It will also serve a variety of freshly prepared salads, and a selection of the best brews and organic wines found around the world.

George, an Ithaca native whose parents own and operate The Souvlaki House restaurant in Collegetown.

Thompson & Bleecker will be open late, until 11 p.m. and will offer seating for up to 40 guests.

For more information, contact the Downtown Ithaca Alliance by calling (607) 277-8679 or email

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