The Joey Pepperoni $1 pizza outpost on First Avenue between 13th Street and 14th Street appears to be closed for good. There's a space for rent sign above the $1 on the marquee... the phone number is also out of service.
This location opened in August 2012
If this is a permanent closure, then it appears that the Great $1 Pizza War of First Avenue is officially over. Many $1s were lost during this challenging time in which we witnessed multiple sidewalk sandwich boards … the introduction of $1 drafts… and the legendary dancing pizza menu woman.
With JP's closure, along with the July 2014 departure of the 2 Bros. Pizza next door, Vinny Vincenz can have the block back again. (There's still nearby cheap slice competition with Papa John's a block away.)
The Joey Pepperoni closed on 14th Street on IHOP Way in February 2014.
H/T Michael Ivan!
Previously on EV Grieve:
First Avenue $1 Pizza Wars — now with draft beer
Checking in on the $1 pizza war on First Avenue
Latest weapon in the First Avenue $1 slice wars: Dancing Pizza Menu Woman
[Updated] Reader report: The 2 Bros. Pizza on 1st Avenue has apparently closed