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.

Recent Stories

Photo: The Corpse Corps
The World Isn’t Ready for Julian Casablancas + the Voidz

The world isn’t ready for Julian Casablancas + The Voidz. Just like The Strokes were the pioneers of the post punk indie revival, the latest endeavor by Julian Casablancas is exponentially kicking it up a notch in the musical avant-garde. Deceptive in the simplicity of its track titles (“Nintendo Blood,” “Xerox,” “Business Dog”), the band’s latest album Tyranny forces you to take a […]

moscot-band
Moscot has a House Band with Dr. Moscot on Guitar

Moscot rocks out with the best of ‘em. The last two consecutive Thursdays, after hours, we spotted a four-piece band rehearsing inside the Orchard Street store. A double take proved that fourth-generation owner Dr. Harvey Moscot was indeed wielding a six-string (i.e. Fender Stratocaster). Moscot PR tells us that the house band is called “The […]

duchesse-orchard-2
New Orchard Street Bakery ‘Les Jardins de la Duchesse’ Will Carry a Bacon-Wrapped Eclair

Modern Fashion & Style on Orchard Street closed over the summer so that a new French bakery could sling pastries. During those interim months, contractors have been tearing apart the commercial space of 138 Orchard. We heard chatter along the way that the newcomer was some sort of bakery. Confirmation arrived yesterday afternoon with the new store […]

Photo: TH
Councilwoman Margaret Chin Calls for New 25 MPH Speed Limit Signs Along South Street

In a couple weeks (November 7), the city speed limit will shift to the lower default of 25 mph, following legislation that was recently passed into law. Councilwoman Margaret Chin is on the offensive, demanding proper street signage for the most dangerous traffic corridors. In a letter to DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, she singles out […]

aaa-ichiban-closed-2
AAA Ichiban Sushi on Orchard Street Closes Ahead of Ben Shaoul Development

The northeast corner of Orchard and East Houston is slowly giving up the ghost. As we’ve been reporting, controversial landlord Ben “Sledgehammer” Shaoul purchased the L-shaped low-rise strip and is gradually booting the businesses. We lost Bereket and Philly’s Cheese Steak over the summer; Taqueria will soon move up to St. Mark’s Place and received blessings from […]