Williamsburg Pizza Opening New Outpost at 87 Allen

Posted on: July 31st, 2013 at 5:24 am by

Untitled Williamsburg Pizza on Broome

The hole-in-the-wall Chinese bodega (W&Y Grocery) at the southwest corner of Allen and Broome foundered over a year ago. We were always enamored with their old-school store awning (the clip art, in particular), and glad it remained in place for so long. But those days of dormancy are swiftly concluding. Some pizza from Kings County is presently en route across the river.

Sources tell us that Williamsburg Pizza is planning its second location here at 87 Allen Street, with Hotel Chantelle co-owner Kyle O’Brien and Aaron McCann as partners. The pizza project is still without name, but is slated to open this fall with the added goal of longer operating hours (i.e. liquor license likely). Official groundbreak was late last week, and contractors have since been busy gutting the premises.

Gutting for Williamsburg Pizza

Williamsburg Pizza opened last September on Union Avenue and quickly gained steam. The team is looking to capitalize on their Brooklyn-based success by crossing the bridge into the Lower East Side.

Keep in mind, though, that the dough slingers are moving into the smelliest nook in all of Manhattan proper.

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