On York Street in Fishtown, a large new restaurant is slowly taking shape. Remember, we told you about this project at the intersection of Gaul & E York over a year ago, when the building looked like a red brick pile of garbage. Previously, this was a meatpacking warehouse but soon it will be packing in the crowds to enjoy pizza.
As we told you previously, the plan includes 140 seats and brick oven pizza. No need to doubt the pizza's chops, as one of the partners is the owner of Joe’s Pizza, an underrated Rittenhouse spot. We imagine that the pizza place will do solid business from the neighborhood but will also get a decent lunch crowd considering 2424 Studios is right across the street.
The project apparently ran into a series of violations earlier this year, but those now seem to be resolved. Still, looking at the site today, it's clear that the restaurant is still several months away in the best case scenario. When it finally does open, it will add to the embarrassment of riches for pizza in the neighborhood. With relative newbies Beddia and Pizza Brain joining a throng of more established pizza joints, the waistlines of Fishtowners are truly in peril. Oh and don't forget Tacconelli's is just up the way.