Pizza Junkie Lives!

Posted on: February 3rd, 2011 at 6:39 am by

Pizza Junkie lives! Indeed. Against all odds, the doomed slice spot at 11 Stanton Street has been revived under new ownership, which plans to keep the brand alive. Yesterday afternoon, the ladder-bound proprietor informed us that he purchased the failed business, and felt the kitschy namesake too valuable to discard.  This latest iteration will offer different recipes, and should begin serving again in roughly two weeks.

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Pizza Junkie first opened on Stanton Street last March, but had difficulty attracting customers to this sleepy stretch of off-Bowery real estate. Business chugged along for a brief period, and then one day last November, the gates were drawn for good. One Yelper hit the nail on the head with the following: “This location will be tough for these guys, being on a less traversed road between 2 busy roads [Bowery and Chrystie] – plus they face the problem of the new pizzeria curse.”

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It will be interesting to see if the new owners can prevail at this spot.

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