40 Crazy Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Sopranos
Many real New Jersey stores and restaurants were featured on the show
It was never any secret that the New Jersey-set show was actually shot in Jersey, made evident by the many local hotspots featured on the show. Pizzaland from the opening credits and Holsten’s restaurant where the series ends are both real places! Real stores were also used in the show, albeit their backstories were altered for the plotlines. One such instance was with Ramsey Outdoor, a popular Paramus sporting goods store. On the series it was owned by a Soprano associate with a gambling problem, leading the store to close. Residents were concerned when they watched the show that the real store was going out of business! Not, no, it was just some made-for-TV fiction.