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Flying Saucer Will Land at Upper Crust

The Gulu Gulu Cafe family has some big plans for Upper Crust's old space.

If you were a fan of the Upper Crust, , we have some good news.

If you're also fan of the , we have even better news.

The Gulu family has plans to bring pizza back to Upper Crust with the Flying Saucer Pizza Company, a brand new gourmet pizza place scheduled to land by the summer.

"I'm stoked," said Steve Feldmann, owner of the Gulu Cafe and the forthcoming Flyer Saucer.

Though it was "the last thing" he thought he'd be doing (he recently welcomed a baby girl with his wife), Feldmann said the space opened up and the landlord, RCG, was supportive of his plan.

Feldmann and his team are currently renovating the space, which will feature a small bar in addition to the seating area as well as patio seating. If all goes well, Feldmann hopes to open the new restaurant by the start of summer.

As for the theme, Feldmann said patrons will enjoy their pies in a 60s sci-fi themed eatery.

"Pizza pans remind me of flying saucers," he said.  After some brainstorming and inspiration from old Ed Wood movies, Feldmann said the name Flying Saucer Pizza Company was born.

And even though Flying Saucer will be its own restaurant with its own motif, Feldmann said like the Gulu, the Flying Saucer will have its own canine influence. Charlie, his beloved pug, will make an appearance as an honorary mascot. Jack Feldmann, the family's Boston Terrier is honorary mascot of the Gulu.

So if you loved Upper Crust, like Gulu and are a sci-fi fan, consider yourself abducted.

Darrell Bibby May 04, 2012 at 12:13 PM
An appearance by Dr. Smith would be nice.
Misty May 04, 2012 at 12:50 PM
awesome, awesome news!
Michael Digris May 04, 2012 at 01:06 PM
that is good news - Gulu is so well run - excellent
Dan Sampson May 04, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Love Gulu, love pizza...
Nelson Dionne May 04, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Doesn't anybody remember the great photo of the 3 flying saucers over the power plant taken by CG Salem a Coastguardsman in1952 ? See http://www.ufocasebook.com/coastguardphoto1952.html
William Legault May 04, 2012 at 03:18 PM
I don't remember it Nelson, but I certainly know of it. That photo is very well known. I once saw a copy of it in a bar in Fussa-shi, Japan which is just outside of Tokyo.
Faye Coughlin May 04, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Totally remember flying saucer picture near Power Plant...awesome idea...this would be true Salem history.
Letty C May 06, 2012 at 12:19 AM
I'm so excited! I miss Upper Crust so much! Great thin and crispy crust with little sauce and gourmet toppings! Will the new pizza style be similar to the Upper Crust's? I hope so. Hopefully more reasonably priced though... Eagerly anticipating a slice of extraterrestrial, out-of-this-world pizza with a cold beer on the patio with my own canine buddy! Bring it!
SarciaF May 07, 2012 at 09:30 PM
So great! I love pizza, science fiction, flying saucers and retro fun!!! I am opening the Salem toy museum in june! Can't wait to come by and enjoy!!!
Don Nadeau July 16, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Hope the anti-gravity technology has all the kinks worked out. Take out pizza will be so effortless!
Maureeen Clark September 01, 2012 at 06:42 AM
Nelson, so amazing. I appreciate your knowledge of all things Salem.


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