Just a few months after popular Atlanta pizza joint O4W Pizza would open a location in Duluth comes word that the original location just off the Beltline will close at the end of this week.
A sign posted at the restaurant — located in Irwin Street Market at 660 Irwin St. — address the closure:
“We would like to thank all of you for all your support without it we would not be here. With that said, this will be the last week that we will be operating out of the Irwin Street Market.
But O4W Pizza isn’t going away. The pizza joint is moving forward with plans to open in Old Downtown Duluth.
We were searching for a location that would allow us to bring you a true ‘Italian American’ culinary experience and we were not willing to settle. Now in the midst of our search we came across a wonderful space that everyone will love in Old Downtown Duluth and this is where will be be.
Old Fourth Ward or not, the pizzeria intends to keep its name.”
Owner Anthony Spina, a New Jersey transplant, opened the original O4W Pizza in early 2015 and has since welcomed crowds and accolades, particularly for his Jersey-style Grandma Pie. Find out how to make the pie here.
The Duluth location has been in the works since at least March, when Spina bought the property at 3117 Main St., which was previously home to pizza restaurant Steverino’s.
Spina has not returned calls seeking comment on the closure. Return for updates.