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A reader reports:

“They sent out menus to the neighborhood over a month ago, but the phone number on the menus redirects to the H St. location. Also, the space looks completely done (see attached). I don’t know what the holdup is and I’m sorta annoyed about it, because I could really go for a jumbo slice right now. Maybe they’re having trouble finding staff?”

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705 H Street, NW

Yesterday a reader wrote in noting it looked like &pizza’s Chinatown location was no more. Their PR people got in touch with me and say that the coming soon signage was vandalized so they had to take the rest down and that they removed the coming soon from their website because they like to wait for a more definitive date. At the moment: “they are unclear on the exact timetable given the current site conditions of the space.”

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From a press release:

“&pizza, the first Washington, DC-based fast casual pizza company, known for its trademark ampersand, gourmet handmade pies, inventive flavor combinations, localized store design and dedication to the communities they serve, announces the launch of &WINE. The brand’s custom red and white wines are the perfect complements to their pies and will be available by the glass and bottle beginning Thursday, June 11 at all DC locations.

The two wine options include &pizza Central Coast Red Wine and &pizza Central Coast Chardonnay. The red wine has hints of rich, dark fruit, firm tannins and a clean finish, pairing it well with &pizza’s signature Farmer’s Daughter, Maverick and Kiss + Fire pizzas.

With tastes of candied orange blossom, vanilla oak-inspired spices and pineapple creating nice minerality and vibrant acidity, the Chardonnay has a fruit-filled finish that complements &pizza’s Moonstruck, Gnarlic and Backyard Garden pizzas. Both wines are available for $20 a bottle or $5.45 a glass before tax.

&WINE will be available at all 6 of their DC shops: Brookland, Dupont South, E Street, H Street, K Street and U Street.”

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left to right – Timber Pizza Co. owners Chris Brady and Andrew Dana – with local developers Brie Husted,  Lynn Yaudes, and Norm Veenstra

Back in March we learned (Another) Something Good’s Gonna Come to the 800 block of Upshur Street. And that something good is gonna be Timber Pizza Co.!

“The Timber guys serve authentic wood fired pizza using only the freshest local ingredients and incorporating new twists on traditional favorites. They can be found anywhere from local farmers markets to wineries/breweries and are available to cater your next private event.”

This will be their first brick and mortar location. If all goes well they hope to open January 1st. And when they do they’ll also be open for lunch. Another great addition to Upshur Street.

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809 Upshur Street, NW

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1250 9th Street, NW

Thanks to all who sent emails about the liquor license placard posted in The Colonel near Lost & Found. It says All Purpose Pizzeria will be a:

“A fast food casual and café style restaurant with bar which shall serve pizza and Italian food with 94 seats and total occupancy load of 125. Sidewalk Café with 16 seats.”

This is the new spot from the owners of Red Hen and Boundary Stone.

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9th and N Street, NW