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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

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At the Columbia Heights Farmers Market last Saturday

Timber Pizza’s website says:

“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.”

In addition to the Columbia Heights Farmers Market you can also find them at the USDA Farmers Market, Union Market Drive-In, Summer Series, New Vintage Jazz and Wine Festival – you can see all locations and times here.

Anyone take a taste?

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1103 19th Street, NW

DC Pizza coming to the former Fish! Maki Sushi Joint by Kaz is looking ready to open very soon. Their website is now live and explains their process. Hours are listed as 11am-9pm daily. You can see their menu here: dc-pizza menu (PDF)

Prices are listed as “UP TO THREE TOPPINGS $8.62, JUST CHEESE $5.99, additional toppings $.99″

Their Facebook page explains it succinctly:

“Choose the crust, sauces and toppings you love and we will bake it up in less than three minutes! Yummy”
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5100 MacArthur Blvd, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending word that Listrani’s has closed:

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However in more positive news looks like the folks from 7th Hill Pizza (by Eastern Market) are opening up a spot in the Palisades at the former Marvelous Market space next to Blacksalt. A liquor license placard posted out front says:

“7TH Hill Restaurant Inc

To prepare and sell pizza and prepared pizzeria food products
Recorded music, Sidewalk Café with #25 seats, total Occupancy Load #85″

Hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday: 7am – 2am, Friday and Saturday: 7am – 3am.

Updates when they get closer to opening.

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Future 7th Pizza at 4885 MacArthur Blvd., NW