Developer buys old Ferretti’s Pizza property

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CLIFTON PARK — A Halfmoon developer has purchased the former Ferretti’s Pizza property in Clifton Park.

The land, located at 262 Ushers Road, was purchased by a limited liability company called 262 Ushers LLC, which is owned by developer Scott Earl, according to property records.

Earl bought the land, which measures just over 2 acres, for $420,000, according to county records.

The LLC has a business address at a post office box registered to Earl. A call to a number listed for Earl was not returned. What the property will be used for was unclear as of Wednesday.

Earl has a handful of other projects under consideration for Clifton Park. He is seeking approval to construct a 34-home development on a 56-acre parcel off Route 146A, a half-mile north of the intersection with Route 146, and more than 100 apartments are slated to be built off Route 146, also near the Route 146A intersection.

Ferretti’s closed in late June, after almost three decades of serving pizza and other homemade Italian foods.

Ferretti’s was a mainstay celebrations, sports-watching and customers’ weekly pizza binges. In 1988, after graduating from college, Vincent Ferretti opened the restaurant with his mother, Marie, and his father, also named Vincent.

The family agreed they would run the restaurant for 30 years. The decision to close, Ferretti said, stemmed from his desire to spend more time with his grandchildren.