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79 Potomac Avenue, SE

That was fast! All Purpose opened in Shaw, to great reviews, back in May. Now they’ll be coming to Navy Yard. Their liquor license placard says:

“A fast, casual café-style restaurant with bar which shall serve pizza and Italian food with recorded music. Total number of seats: 90. Total Occupancy Load: 105. Total number of Summer Gardens: 2. Total number of Summer Garden seats: 100.”

Right across the street from Nats Park:

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And around the corner from The Salt Line.

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Radius
3155 Mt Pleasant Street, NW

This is really terrible news for Mount Pleasant. Thanks to everyone who sent emails last night:

“This was just posted on their Facebook account and is terrible news.”

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Radius Pizza first closed back in July of 2012 and then reopened under new management in October of that year. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.

vetri
14th and Florida Ave, NW

From an email:

Pizzeria Vetri D.C.
June 2016

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“Marc Vetri and his team are excited to open the 4th location of Pizzeria Vetri, dedicated to the fine art of authentic Italian pizza making, in Washington, D.C. this June. After successfully opening 2 locations in Vetri’s home base of Philadelphia, along with their latest location in Austin, Texas, Pizzeria Vetri D.C will feature an expansive selection of seasonal, wood-fired pies in a casual, comfortable setting. From the classic Margherita and rotating Pizza al Taglio, to cult favorites like the Rotolo, a crispy pinwheel of pizza dough filled with ricotta and mortadella topped with pistachio pesto, fresh salads and dolci offerings, all ingredients are made in house daily using only the finest ingredients. James Beard Award-winning Chef Marc Vetri and his team are excited to bring the latest iteration of Pizzeria Vetri to the nation’s capital this summer.”

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655 K Street, NW

A reader reports on new Pie 360 signage:

“Saw this on the way for a walk today. I understand there is one of these in Baltimore.
It’s in the 600 block of K St. west of Shouk.”

Their website says:

“Pie 360 was created to serve delicious food with all fresh ingredients in a fast casual atmosphere. Using the experience & recipes from our Coal Fire Restaurants, we will be able to bring our aged dough, three uniquely flavorful sauces & top it off with our mozzarella cheese made in house daily. We hope you will enjoy the experience of building your personal pizza & salad or choosing from one of our newly created panini’s.”

Check out their menu here.

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PP
1815 Wisconsin Ave, NW

From a press release:

“This June, gourmet pizza franchise Paisano’s Pizza will open the first of nine new locations in Washington, D.C. Franchise partners Antoine Chahine, Ron Trowbridge and Daniel Bechara will open the inaugural Paisano’s Pizza D.C. location in Georgetown at 1815 Wisconsin Ave NW. Eight more locations are slated to open in the next 36 months and will feature the delicious pizza, sandwiches, salads, appetizers and more that make up the signature Paisano’s taste. (more…)

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740 6th Street, NW

A couple weeks ago we learned Pidizza was coming to Ivy City. Here’s where it’s also coming to in Chinatown.

Pidzza aims to bring a more health-concious attitude to pizza while also adding a Turkish flare. The restaurant boasts organic and a mostly locally-grown menu. It is Pidzza’s hope that allowing people to choose from these healthy ingredients that pizza can be seen as something to be championed.

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Remember when?

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809 Upshur Street, NW

In other Upshur Street restaurant news a reader reports:

“I was walking by Timber pizza and they were testing out the pizza oven with some good looking pies. I talked to the owner briefly, and he said he hopes to be open in 8-80 days. They’re waiting on Pepco and then city inspections. Based on Slim’s progress, I’ll set my expectations at 800 days.”

And in seriously happening – your “Chesapeake Bay crab house” opens in the former Crane & Turtle space tomorrow at noon! Menu and full hours at Cappy’s Crabs here.

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828 Upshur Street, NW