Cosmos Pizza, 51 years on Marshall Street

February 9, 2014 at 6:39 pm 1 comment

Cosmos has been on marshall Street since 1963.

Cosmos has been  on Marshall Street since 1963.

Cosmos Pizza and Grill offers a large slice of Syracuse University tradition. Nothing fancy to look at yet, it is as vivid a memory for me as crossing  the windy quad with a t-square at 2am, deafening basketball games in Manley Field House, and the endless sets of steps I traveled for four years.

CosmosPizza3The founder George Cannellos of Cosmos passed away in 2013 as Cosmos celebrated its 50th year. When I was a student Cosmos had few booths, and often long lines for a seat. They have doubled their space since then, and have a unique decorating style.

Another favorite Cosmos dish was the “THB.” A toasted honey bun with  ice cream and coffee around 11pm was fuel to get me through many all-nighters.

CosmosPizza2A recent visit to Cosmos for breakfast with our friend Professor Alejandro Garcia, provided a star sighting of Jerami Grant, the 6’8″ forward for  SU Basketball, who stopped by to pick up a breakfast sandwich.

Other famous SU stars to frequent Cosmos were athletes Ernie Davis, Jim Brown, Floyd Little and Carmelo Anthony.

Cosmos is open seven days a week, from 8am to 1 or 2pm, located on Marshall Street near the SU campus.


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  • 1. Alan Stamm  |  July 1, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Alas, a half-century of history ends as Cosmo’s serves no more THBs, pizzas, shakes, burgers or fries.

    The Marshall Street landmark is vacant and for for rent, Don Cazentre of Syracuse Newspapers reports June 29, barely five months after your nostalgic reflections.

    Tributes, regrets and deeply emotional reflections are posted under his article, on Facebook by SU alumni and at two alumni groups on LinkedIn. Unsurprisingly, THBs are mentioned often,


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