Dough Pizza Takes Over from ‘Champion’ at Ludlow Residence Dorm
Pizza maven, Famous Hakki Akdeniz recently shut down his Champion Pizza outpost on Ludlow Street. Now, a likeminded successor is ready to swoop in.
Dough Pizza, a new pizza business, just signed a lease for the 475 square-foot spot in the base of the School of Visual Arts skyscraper dormitory (aka Ludlow Residence). The restaurant opened its first outpost in Syosset, Long Island last month; the Lower East Side is its first in Manhattan.
Champion Pizza debuted at 101 Ludlow Street in December 2014. Hakki still maintains a presence around the corner on Essex Street with two fast-food eateries – newcomer Cluck’s Chicken and another Champion Pizza.