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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Pizza Parts & Service Mysteriously Closed [UPDATED]

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I don't have the full story on this, but I wanted to write a quick note because I have been getting a fair number of emails about it. Pizza Parts & Service is currently closed. I believe this is day three of the closure and there's been little explanation of what's happening. The Taylor sibling was tweeting along fair steadily with no mention of the development until about 17 hours ago when it tweeted the following:


I'm sure this probably gave a lot of people flashbacks Steak & Ice, which closed suddenly one day only to be replaced by Pizza Parts & Service. I'm not sure we're seeing a repeat up that. Keep in mind that Taylor too has closed briefly for mild formatting changes and renovations. One thing to keep in mind here is that Pizza Parts & Service just completed the settlement agreement process ANC 6A, so their about to be able to sell you beer and wine. Perhaps this is something relate to that change?

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The team from Taylor Gourmet has confirmed that they have sold the business. They issued the following statement, but it does not clarify whether the new place will serve pizza.

Pizza Parts & Service is closed.  We'd like to thank H Street NE for the love and support.  While we'll miss slices and garlic knots, we're really, REALLY excited about who is taking over the space.  The neighborhood is in very good hands!

Casey & David

30 comments:

Catster said...

This is odd. I got a pizza from them on Super Bowl Sunday and they were really firing on all cylinders. The pizza and service were very good.

Anonymous said...

"shit's fucked up cause it's shady in the biz"

next thing you know, we'll have a new concept in that building, and taylor will be serving pizza in addition to cheese steaks and hoagies.

Anonymous said...

WTF. If they don't open back up I'm burning down Red Rocks.

Anonymous said...

If they do change concepts, look for it to become a Mexican place. The Taylor guys were scheduled to open a Mexican place on 14th street but changed their plans last minute a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

According to Popville, the owners are putting it up for sale.

http://www.popville.com/2015/02/pizza-parts-service-h-street-dc/

Anonymous said...

probably a smart idea to sell this building. it's been nothing but trouble. stick to hoagies. they aren't always great, but it's your moneymaker.

Anonymous said...

@anon 12:26 They aren't selling the building, just the business.

V+ said...

official:
http://dc.eater.com/2015/2/4/7977187/pizza-parts-service-statement

B said...

This is the the worst. I've waited literally a decade for edible pizza with delivery, and when it finally arrives (with flawless web ordering, too!) it's gone in under a year.

I can't go back to new city.... I just can't.

Anonymous said...

Why? They had great NY style pizza, good salads, and those knots, mmmmm....Doesn't make sense. They seemed busy all the time too.

Anonymous said...

Word on the street is that a DC celebrity chef is coming to this location. It should be good stuff.

Anonymous said...

F**k a celebrity chef and his overpriced bullsh*t.

Anonymous said...

Is it spike mendleson?

Chris said...

I really liked their pizza. But between all the carryout/delivery places (some not so bad, some pretty bad), H&Pizza's cheap/good offerings, and H Street restaurants that aren't pizza focused but serve good pizza (like Liberty Tree), there's a lot of competition in the area for pizza.

Anonymous said...

I had only just begun to plumb the depths of all the pizza varieties they have to offer. This is a greasy, pizza-shaped knife to my heart. MY HEART.

Anonymous said...

My husband is totally fed up with chain-store delivery pizza and was so happy to find a local alternative. Finally found a place we liked and didn't mind paying a little more for decent quality, and just like that it's gone.

Anonymous said...

If this ended up turning into a We The Pizza that would make sense. Well, it would make sense given that it's already outfitted to make pizza. It would not make sense because ew, We The Pizza.

Anonymous said...

Why couldn't H & Pizza close instead? That place is awful.

Anonymous said...

Please be another location of Wiseguy's pizza. That place is the best. There might be something equal, but nothing obviously better, and not just by DC standards.

Please don't be that dipshit Spike

Anonymous said...

DC does not have much pizza!

We the Pizza is dried out crap under heat lamps !

Pizza on 7th and Redrock at least make it fresh! Hell even the food court at union station pizza is at least hot and fresh not sitting around for a day

Anonymous said...

Good pizza stands the test of time. Like you can eat it at room temperature hours later and still like it. Doesn't need to be hot and fresh

Tom said...

Hey call me weird, but this New Yorker is happy Manny and Olga is reopened on H St. Their pizza is not half bad. Crispy crust, generous portion, surprisingly high-quality cheese; they could step their sauce game up but hey- I'm not complaining.

curmudgeon said...

I'm assuming that you're joking, Tom, because Manny & Olga's doesn't make pizza. In fact, they don't even make food.

Tom said...

I mean kinda. Not really. Their product ain't half bad. And they're unpretentious. They are a step above jumbo slice and don't pretend to be gourmet. Perhaps this is a statement more about me than them.

Anonymous said...

Manny and Olga might be the worst pizza this side of Armonds. Just total garbage.

Tom said...

Well, based on locations and longevity, they seem to be more successful than Taylor's attempt.

curmudgeon said...

@Tom : that may be because historically, some Manny & Olga's stores have made a sizeable chunk of their income selling stolen goods such as cell phones.

Yelp gives our local Manny & Olga's one star; their reviews include such money quotes as "I feel nauseated after eating this. It's honestly probably the worst pizza I've ever had, outside of bad frozen pizza." or "the pizza was literally frozen. I told the guy I'm not paying for it. He gave me the pizza, but after only one bite I threw it away." or "The big surprise was a couple days later when my card number was stolen and used for a shitty hotel and Pizza Bolis. I never use that card and it was 10000% this place that stole it. Think about that, even thieves prefer other pizza places! Bad late night delivery with a side of credit card theft. NEVER AGAIN."

Tom said...

The pizza palette of the average Washingtonian means nothing to me. I grew up in the Bronx, in a heavily Italian section, and I have had excellent pizza. Even the exulted Wise Guys does not come close to anything I have had in NY. BUT, in the Washington, DC pizza market, for it's price and accesibility (unlike Pete's Apizza) Manny & Olga's is underrated. That's all I am saying.

curmudgeon said...

Well, I'd rather get a paper cut on my eyeball than order a pizza from Manny & Olga's. But to each their own. :)

Anonymous said...

Tom knows a good pizza