About James Gang Pizzeria

Paul, Richard, and Glenn James purchased a restaurant on Frederick, MD’s golden mile, named “Vince’s New York Pizza” on September 8th, 1981.  They operated the family business with assistance from their sister Catherine, their mother and father.

They opened their second location on Middletown’s alternate 40 on December 28th, 1983, and then changed the name to “James Gang Pizzeria”.

They opened their third location on Frederick MD’s Thomas Johnson Drive on May 17th, 1985.

On April 4th, 1988, their Middletown location moved to the new shopping center.  By 1990, they downsized back down to one location in Middletown’s beautiful valley, and are still a major part of the wonderful community today. 

James Gang Pizzeria is a family owned and operated business, serving top quality pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, salad, and Italian dinners in the Frederick area for over 30 years.  We make our dough and bake our breads fresh daily.

We pride ourselves on having the reputation for being a big part of the growing valley over the past decades.  We support all of Middletown’s sports teams and MVAA programs, the students of the week, character counts, Junior Deputy Academy, Patty Pollatos Fund, and many more.

We have also employed more than a thousand Middletown residents.  We have countless fond memories of so many wonderful characters that have been employed with us.  Tish “Tushy” Phebus started on April 5th, 1988, and is still a prized possession of the gang today!

Paul and Richard have moved on to other ventures, but Glenn is still keeping the James Gang train running strongly. 

The next generation of James boys are “Lucky Luke”, and “Tyler Rocker” James.  They plan on keeping James Gang a Middletown gold mine for years to come.

Stop in and see us, we’re always looking for some good new gang members!

Re-Established 2018