A cult favorite Brooklyn pizzeria is finally solidifying plans for its Chicago location. Paulie Gee's, a member of Eater National's Pizza 38 that announced multi-city expansion plans more than two years ago that included Chicago, has finally hooked onto a space—in Logan Square. The pizzeria is heading to 2451 N. Milwaukee Avenue, displacing shuttered Latin restaurant and dance club Candela Latin Cuisine & Bar.
Famous for its wood-fired Neapolitan pies, Paulie Gee's original location is in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn and owner and head pizzaioli Paulie Giannone has since expanded the brand to Baltimore, Miami, and Columbus, OH. The franchised Chicago location will be owned and operated by Derrick Tung, known in these parts for running the suburban mobile pizza spot Za Pi.
Giannone is hesitant to predict a specific opening timeframe for the Logan Square outpost, although he writes that "I would think late spring is a fairly safe bet." Stay tuned.