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1215 Connecticut Avenue, NW

A late night pizza option for southern Dupont. As promised, &pizza is taking the first step towards opening on the ground floor of 1215 Connecticut Ave, NW by late 2014/early 2015. [Note: Rosebar (formerly Current Sushi) remains open on the second floor and outside deck].

The placard says:

“The total Occupancy is 52 with a sidewalk café of 11 seats.” and hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday 7 am – 2 am, Friday & Saturday 7am – 3 am.

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Looking north on Connecticut towards Lucky Bar and Dupont Circle

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13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW via Aria’s website.

Thanks to a reader for sending word:

“I wonder if they’re being pushed or are jumping. I hope there’s something interesting in the wings for such a tough but cool space.”

Aria tweeted earlier this week:

“After 10 years, Aria will be closing its doors on Sept 30. Thank you to our patrons and employees for their support over the years.”

Anyone check them out?

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1215 Connecticut Ave, NW

Big &pizza expansion news from the Washington Business Journal:

“Next up for the restaurant group: Dupont Circle, Capitol Hill, Chinatown and Rockville. Co-founder Steve Salis expects all of those to open by the end of 2014 or early 2015, he said.”

The Dupont Circle and Chinatown locations are reported to be 1215 Connecticut Ave. NW and 802 7th St. NW (around the corner from the coming Potbelly and Cava Grill) respectively.

Last week we reported that &pizza would be coming to the Oxxo Cleaners space on Barracks Row at 405 8th Street, SE.

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19th Street south of Dupont Circle

Interesting update on the former Baja Fresh space next to Buffalo Billiards in Dupont from Washington Business Journal:

“California-based Pizza Studio is the latest brand to enter the fast-casual pizza market in D.C., signing a lease for the former Baja Fresh space in Dupont Circle.

An 11-inch personal pizza costs $7.99. Customers choose one of five crust options, which include a whole grain and a gluten-free, and then move on to choices for cheese, sauce and unlimited toppings.”

You can see their full menu here.

WBJ says they are hoping to open in November – stay tuned.

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looking north on 19th Street towards Dupont Circle

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1400 K Street, NW

Thanks to all who’ve sent updates on the progress of &pizza coming to the former clothing store on K Street between 14th and 15 St, NW.

The liquor license application says:

“To prepare and sell pizza and prepared pizzeria food products. Seating capacity is 42 and total occupancy load is 63.”

Hours of operation are listed as Sunday through Thursday 7 am – 2 am; Friday and Saturday 7 am – 3 am.

Looks like some serious progress has been made on the buildout:

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MM 1974 Menu

From an email:

“Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, which was founded 40 years ago as one of the first artisan, stone-baked pizzerias in the country, is rolling back their prices to 1974.

To mark their anniversary on August 20th, for one day only, Mellow Mushroom will be re-introducing selections from their original menu including a small cheese pizza for $2.50. All coca-cola products will be 30 cents with beer, including Budweiser, Michelob or Pabst Blue Ribbon, sold for 75 cents per drink.”

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2436 18th Street, NW

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1419 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

More new restaurants for Wisconsin Ave in Georgetown. The liquor license placard at 1419 Wisconsin Ave in the photo above does not list a name but says:

“Restaurant specializing in brick oven pizza.”

And a few weeks ago we learned that Yummi Crawfish was coming up the block to the former Puro Cafe space. They’ve now posted a liquor license placard as well:

“New seafood restaurant. The primary menu is crawfish with enhancement of side orders as well as other seafood types of dishes. Summer Garden. Total Occupancy load is 79″

Hours are listed as Sunday through Saturday 12 pm – 10pm.

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1529 Wisconsin Avenue, NW