Southwest Detroit pizza joint PizzaPlex will close at end of February

Pizza shop’s last day of service will be Feb. 27

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DETROIT – After nearly seven years serving up Neapolitan pizza in Southwest Detroit, PizzaPlex is closing up shop.

The community pizza spot announced the news in an Instagram post on Thursday.

“Nearly seven years ago, a backyard pizza hobby spiraled happily out of control, when a group of friends with excellent karaoke song portfolios and skills ventured to bring their love for people and planet and pizza to others. Thus was born PizzaPlex, a place to celebrate the intersectionality within each of us, with a nod to the Neapolitan pizza that baked in these dreams of a more equitable food service industry and respect for the hands behind each step of the food procurement and preparing process.

From the Neapolitan oven we sourced, to the events we hosted, to the team members who helped write and tell our story over the years, to the introduction of Filipino dishes on our menu - we made every single decision with deep intention, and we all tried our best.

So, after years of living that dream, we share with heavy hearts that we have made the tough but necessary decision to close PizzaPlex after this month is over. Our last day open to the public will be on Feb. 27, when we enjoy Carpano cocktails and, of course, damn good food together.”

PizzaPlex was opened in 2017 by husband and wife duo Alessandra Carreon and Drew McUsic. It was Detroit’s first and only pizzeria certified to serve traditional Naples-style pizza, known officially as Vera Pizza Napoletana.

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