I have read a disturbing piece of news in the Boston Globe today - Pizzeria Regina is being evicted from the Burlington Mall and South Shore Plaza in Braintree, to be replaced by the mall's Indianapolis-based owners with a chain franchise, Villa Pizza. While I cannot comment on the quality of food of that institution, the name foreshadows bland times ahead.
As we all know, Pizzeria Regina consistently ranks as #1 in Boston for the pizza they make.
This should rankle any good Chowhounder, as the area is becoming more and more inundated with bad chain pizza restaurants, especially the parasitic Papa John's Pizza (which makes some of the most inedible pie ever) and the abominable Olive Garden.
We can only assume that Simon's appreciation for pizza is on par with a certain, corn-fed Midwestern mentality. Do not let the Simon Company dictate our pizza tastes from its midwestern headquarters. I seem to recall another revolt that started in this city when despots from afar attempted to dictate our way of life (tea, anyone?).
Therefore, I invite you to comment on the unscrupulousness of Simon Companies, as outlined in the article below linked below.