Perry Hall Giorgio's To Reopen With New Name

The restaurant is expected to reopen after the new year.

Its doors are locked, its Facebook page is down and its voicemail system is full—for more than a week, the Perry Hall Giorgio's at 9117 has been closed.

But Anne Persing, who owns the property with her husband James Persing, says the closure is only temporary. Sometime in January, hungry customers can return to the carryout restaurant under a new owner and a new name, she said. 

The new owner is actually a past owner of Giorgio's, Persing said, adding that the restaurant has changed hands multiple times over the past 25 years.

She and her husband first got involved in the property about 45 years ago. At that time, James Persing ran a pizza shop and meat market in the space. A beauty shop and liquor store were also part of strip, she said. 

The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation shows that the original 2,156-square-foot structure was first built in 1960. 

Share your memories of Giorgio's in the comments. 

Dottie Cordwell December 15, 2012 at 02:14 PM
I remember Persing's. The meats were so good and fresh. We were sorry to see them close.
SG from PH December 17, 2012 at 01:55 PM
I too miss the butcher shop, Jim always had a kind word and educated me on the types of cuts for different purposes. Jim always had "special steaks" for the summer cookouts. Giorgio's had the best cheese steak sandwiches around and last week when my wife and I stopped in they were closed no notice on the door no phone and worst of all no cheese steak sub... I felt like a jilted lover! So I trotted down to Mission BBQ and satiated my craving for meat... Does anybody know of a great cheese steak shop in Perry Hall?
Riccardo Fiore December 26, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I will miss the most recent owners..a young couple, who hired young workers who did a heck of a job. I don't know why they didn't make it; nevertheless it is sad to see them go. RICHARD
Riccardo Fiore December 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM
I will miss these guys..they did a heckuva job...best pizza around..great people who always new your name... having 10 pizza joints within a few blocks didn't help..hope all find a job....any employer who sees Giorgios on a resume..you know your getting a good worker....Farewell all! RICHARD


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