Scuttlebutt: &pizza looking at long vacant space in Adams Morgan?

by Prince Of Petworth September 21, 2016 at 3:45 pm 16 Comments

&pizza ghana
2465 18th Street, NW

A tipster sends word that there are “rumblings of a &pizza in the old Ghana cafe space on 18th st”

This space has been vacant a looooong time and in the words of Spartacus I believe &pizza would kill at that location. Updates when/if more is known.

  • yanni

    Remember when it was rumored that a Rays Hell Burger was going to open there and Ray released a statement saying Adams Morgan had too many problems for him to consider opening there? and then like all of his restaurants suddenly closed and he was embroiled in lawsuits. Guess it was HE who had the problems.

    • Ashy Oldlady

      The guy doesn’t seem to be a very good businessman, but it’s true that Adams Morgan has its fair share of issues. Chief among them are pests and old, run down buildings that need a lot of work.

      • Bryan

        He may have been a terrible businessman, but he sure knew how to make an amazing burger. Easily the best burger in the area and it was not particularly close.

  • Ward One Resident

    Meh, we’ve already got more than enough pizza, but at least it wouldn’t be vacant I suppose.

  • Anonynon

    can there be a moratorium on the amount of pizza places allowed to open up in adams morgan? Its amazing that all these places can stay in business….&pizza is the next cupcake fad. Fast casual pizza is so 2015

    • INWDC

      Yeah, I really don’t understand how so many rather nasty looking pizza places stay afloat in adams morgan. I know it’s not great pizza, but I still like Mellow Mushroom. And while I don’t understand why people like &pizza they at least put some thought and care into their store fronts.

      • The King Ad-Hoc

        As Tony Soprano wants said: “Pizza shops are a cash business.”

      • Anonynon

        I really like mellow….that’s one of the ones I would hope stays around but all the others, eh

        • Ashy Oldlady

          I worry about Mellow Mushroom because it never seems as busy as it should be, at least when I’m there. But the staff there are awesome, the beer list is different and the pizza is reliably good.

      • AMDCer

        Nasty pizza doesn’t taste nasty after you’ve downed 8 Miller Lites and it’s 2am.* That’s how they stay afloat. My guess is they do 90% of their business between the hours of 12-2am on weekends.
        *Not speaking from personal experience – Miller Lite is nasty, too.

      • Hill Denizen

        Other than Mellow Mushroom, are there other non-jumbo slice type pizza places? I think &pizza and Mellow cater to a different audience, and I wouldn’t really consider Mellow fast casual in the &pizza/Chipotle/Roti sense, it’s more casual sit-down restaurant, no?

        • textdoc

          Yep, more of a casual sit-down restaurant, with waitstaff and table service.

    • kitty

      Or a moratorium on & Pizzas at the very least. The food is not that good, the employees act like they’d rather be anywhere else, and it’s too much food to “grab and go.” What we need are more NYC style holes in the wall where you can grab a slice (a reasonably sized one smaller than your head). DC’s food scene has improved a lot of the years, but we’re still challenged in the cheap, grab it and go style of food that NYC has in spades. Our attempts are too expensive and too gimmicky.



  • Kalorama Resident

    although there is a lot of pizza in AdMo I think this will fill a nice void between Mellow Mushroom and all of the Jumbo slices.

  • AdMo

    All I want in Adams Morgan is a place to get a salad when I work from home or on a weekend. Not more pizza.


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