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Armitage Pizzeria Closes: One Fewer Place For A New York-Style Slice

It specialized in carry outs.

Armitage Pizza
Armitage Pizza
Ashok Selvam
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

After a more than a three-year run, Armitage Pizzeria closed last week in Lincoln Park. The awnings no longer bear the shop's name, and there's been a bit of a paint job inside. Coalfire Pizza founding partner James Spillane ran the spot, an unassuming purveyor of New York-style thin-crust pies with only four seats.

Inside, a sidewalk chalkboard menu was stood up listing the breakfast offerings for Blue Door Farm Stand. Could they be taking over the spot, perhaps even on a temporary basis? Blue Door's been shuttered since earlier this year in anticipation of their move to a new location. That move has been delayed. An email to Blue Door PR hasn't been returned, but if it means anything, they've painted the doorframe at Armitage Pizzeria blue.

Regardless of the future plans for the address, cash-only Armitage Pizzeria had its fans. Their loyal supporters even included Fat Rice's Abe Conlan who said Armitage made "a mean East Coast pie."

Armitage Blue door

[Photo: Ashok Selvam]

Armitage Pizzeria

711 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (312) 867-9111