A "Permanently Closed RIP" message was posted atop the pizzeria's website in January. However, several weeks later, the pizzeria reopened (though not by original owner Jordan Baker). BPII didn't last, though, long as the gates came down and a DOH sticker arrived on the door dated March 31.
There was an unsuccessful DOH inspection that closed the place. Dec. 1 with 43 violation points, per public records. (According to multiple readers/Baker's Pizza fans, the shop never reopened after the December DOH visit.) We do not know who was running the place in parts of February and March (and without ever clearing up the DOH business).
In any event, Baker's arrived in February 2016 and quickly built a fervent fanbase.