Double Shutter: PYT and Pizza Can’t Hack it at 334 Bowery Location
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The revolving door of pizza purveyors at 334 Bowery has seemingly ended. No more pizza speakeasy. And no more PYT Burger, either.
The nearly-year-old SRO Pizza – a disrespectful mockery of single room occupancy dwelling – called it quits at the end of December. The store itself looks depressing, with equipment and materials strewn about the premises. There was a sign on the door mentioning the closure, and that, “why not grab a tasty burger at PYT burger” right next door. Too bad that business is also closed, a development that came to light yesterday.
PYT Burger, which shares the address, opened barely three months ago with its controversial $64 Basquiat Burger. That short-lived tenure just expired. EV Grieve reported that the place is done, with leasing signage already in the windows.
Of course, this address is no stranger to pizza, nor retail turnover in general. The openings and closings here are myriad and difficult to track. But, as EV Grieve notes, there have been more than a half-dozen restaurants to pass through here. Store “B” itself at 334 Bowery hosted Forcella, Slice of Naples (Forcella offshoot), and relative newcomer SRO Pizza. And lest we forget, of course, Espoleta Tapas and Wine Bar.
So, how about another pizza joint for this spot…?