The pizza shop has had erratic hours for several months, but Jeremy wrote me about several days when they were closed last week. Then he wrote back to say it looks cleaned out inside and sent a photo with a printed “closed” sign.
I feel a compassion for anyone trying to run a restaurant. It seems hard in Maple Lawn, where the office buildings haven't sprouted as quickly as hoped.
The developers of Maple Lawn talked a big game about old-fashioned town planning and creating walkable development. But sales pitches about "urban life" seem to turn into cookie-cutter shopping centers. The new strip across from the Harris Teeter couldn’t look more vanilla, and the new plans along Rte 216 dump drawings of city-looking retail blocks for drive-through fast-food. Literally, drive-through fast food.
When Greenberg and Rose gives you Taco Bell, you'll miss even Pizza Fresca.