Destination Location: News 8 visits West Haven

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Today’s Destination Location is West Haven! We read your comments on our News 8 Facebook page and learned there’s 3 things West Haven take a lot of pride in: their beaches, their West Haven High Blue Devils, and their pizza,

We paid a visit to one pizza place that’s been in the family for almost 85 years. 

“My whole family, we grew up here,” said Jim Ormrod, of Zuppardi’s Apizza. 

“We originated in 1934, I’m 4th generation, my great grandfather started it. He was actually a baker in New Haven… now my mother and my aunt are the primary owners, and now it’s cousins and siblings and there’s a lot of us here,” he added. 

Ormrod told us, when you’re talking New Haven-style pizza, you better include West Haven in the conversation. 

“You hear a lot of New Haven style pizza and it’s not New Haven, it’s New Haven county… West Haven is a big part of that, said Ormrod. “We have as rich of a history as anyone else, it makes west haven great, it makes us great, and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it.”

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