Ammazza, the Old Fourth Ward pizzeria that has been out of commission since June, may have a new address when it reopens next year. A tipster with their ear to the ground tells Eater Atlanta the purveyor of Neapolitan-style pies is likely moving to the forthcoming mixed-use development that will sit adjacent to the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, between Edgewood and Dekalb avenues.
It is not clear if a deal has been finalized, but the intel indicates it’s “99 percent done.” In a new space, Ammazza could grow its business to serve “a more expansive Italian menu.” The development is rising a couple of blocks from the pizzeria’s original home at 591 Edgewood Avenue SE.
Ammazza partners Hugh Connerty and Ryan Parker did not respond to Eater Atlanta requests for comment. Through a spokesperson, Vantage Realty, the company in charge of retail leasing at the development, declined to comment.
On June 10, a car plowed into the building that houses Ammazza, busting an Atlanta Fire Department emergency water main and flooding the space with approximately 50,000 gallons of H2O. The resulting damage is said to be part of the reason for a potential relocation.
No tenants have been officially announced for the incoming mixed-use project, which is being developed by North American Properties (Atlantic Station, Colony Square, Avalon). But, word on the street says celebrated New York City burger chain Shake Shack has already signed a lease for a third Atlanta outpost as part of the development.
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