A legal dispute between owners has supposedly forced the closure of Robert’s Pizza Co., an artisanal thin-crust pizzeria in Streeterville. A rep for co-owner Robert Garvey said the restaurant closed on June 8 and will remain so until further notice. The rep didn’t provide details on the nature of lawsuit, only writing “the situation quickly escalated” after hopes for a fast resolution.
The lawsuit was filed today, the rep said, and it doesn’t yet appear in the county electronic records. The only info the rep provided about the lawsuit is the name of defendant: Robert’s co-owner Shawn DeAmicis. DeAmicis was also a partner at Flour & Stone, the previous pizzeria in the space. Flour & Stone specialized in Brooklyn-style pies and opened in 2012. It lasted three years at the address.
Robert’s opened in April 2016, after owner Garvey developed a crust recipe while hosting dinners at home. The pizza’s base wasn’t quite Neapolitan thin. The toppings were gourmet, with unique combinations. Brunch pizzas were on the weekend menu.
The furniture in the space appears to be cleared out, though Garvey’s rep said he hopes to reopen. DeAmicis couldn’t be immediately reached for comment. Stay tuned for more info on the lawsuit and on the future of Robert’s.