Pizza is returning to 124 King St. in Old Town Alexandria.
The former Pizzeria Paradiso space will be filled by Emmy Squared, a Detroit-style pizza and burger joint, restaurant co-owner Howard Greenstone confirmed Thursday. He hopes to open in the spring or summer 2021, filling the 3,378-square-foot space with roughly 52 seats at tables and another 43 at the bar.
Pizzeria Paradiso officially shuttered earlier this month after roughly a decade. Greenstone, based in Nashville, Tennessee, said he has a good relationship with building owner Asana Partners LLC, and when he got word the space had opened up he jumped at the opportunity to land a second-generation pizza operation.
“When this came up, they thought of me,” said Greenstone, the former owner of the Rosa Mexicano restaurants. “I hopped in my car. I drove eight hours to see it.”
Emmy Squared features a square Detroit-style pizza, which Greenstone described as “not deep dish, but thicker and lighter.” Its burger, meanwhile,…Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.