Scarr’s Pizza is expanding, again
Changes are afoot once again at top Lower East Side pizzeria Scarr’s. Following the announcement last month that the crowd-favorite pizzeria would be opening a new location at a food hall in Midtown this year, the business is now planning to relocate just down the street from its original location at 22 Orchard Street to 35 Orchard Street, near Hester Street, Bowery Boogie reports. The new location, which stretches through to Allen Street, will be larger than the current slender location, a spokesperson for Scarr’s tells Eater. It measures 1,400 square feet and will have about 40 seats.
Bowery Boogie first spotted the new development on Manhattan Community Board 3’s website, where the pizzeria has submitted an application for its liquor license to be transferred from its current spot to the new one. Scarr’s, named after owner Scarr Pimental, opened in the neighborhood in 2016 and quickly developed a loyal following. Both Eater and the New York Times have noted that the pizzeria has one of the best pizza slices in the city.
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— Everyone take a deep breath:
At an Italian restaurant. Guy at the table next to mine started coughing (into a napkin) and everyone turned their necks in unison to stare at him. He immediately said loud enough for the whole small dining room to hear: “I’m not sick. I got a piece of kale caught in my throat.”— Daniela Galarza (@gdanielagalarza) March 3, 2020