Customers will recognize Crust Pizza Kitchen on West Commercial Street in East Rochester as the former Despatch Pizza, which ran a successful business in the village.
But while the name of the business and owner have changed, the family recipes that made it successful have not.
“We’re looking at this as an opportunity to put our best foot forward,” said owner Tim Dougherty, 34, of Brighton.
Dougherty, who works as a personal trainer and owns his own sports nutrition and supplement business, came across the pizzeria while came across the pizzeria while searching for a kitchen to rent where he could prepare healthy meals for clients.
The Brighton resident soon became the owner of the pizzeria on West Commercial Street.
“It seemed like fate,” he said. “I think East Rochester is like a well kept secret,” he said.