Stromboli Pizza has quietly closed on University Place between East 12th Street and East 13th Street.
Alex at Flaming Pablum first noted this closure on Sunday. As he wrote:
While never particularly gourmet, Stromboli's made and sold pefectly solid, dependable pizza, and the place exuded a great sense of place and neighborhood.
Meanwhile, other nearby businesses have closed or are moving…
The newsstand is headed across the street…
… and Bamboo Tori recently went DOA…
Japonica is still hanging on.
All this activity is to make way for a new residential complex at 110 University Place, which currently still houses the parking garage and Bowlmor Lanes. (In January, the Post reported that demolition for a new building will likely start this summer.) There hasn't been anything official from developer Billy Macklowe, CEO of William Macklowe Company, about the future of the building.
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However, this was in a news release (PDF!) from last week about the sale of 37 E. 12th St. from Massey Knakal:
Recent conversion sales in addition to 37 East 12th Street include, 110 University Place (currently home to Bowlmor Lanes), and 809 Broadway (the former Blatt Billiards Building). These sales will continue to transform the Central Village over the next few years.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Building that houses Bowlmor Lanes will convert to condos, like everywhere else around here