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Underground Pizza Co. Announces Closure of Silver Spring Location

Underground Pizza Co. (UPC) located at 8235 Georgia Ave in Silver Spring has announced that it will permanently close on June 3rd. The restaurant, which began operating in February 2022 in the space previously occupied by Olazzo, shared this news through its social media platforms on Thursday evening.

The message read: “After very deep consideration, it is with great sadness to announce that we are closing our Silver Spring store on June 3rd. This decision was not an easy one, but with our lease ending soon, we felt it was time to move on from our Georgia Avenue location. We are sad to close this chapter in our company’s history, but we are so proud of what we were able to accomplish at this location. We are grateful for all the love and support we’ve received over the last 2+ years in Montgomery County and specifically from the Silver Spring community. When we first took over the lease from Olazzo, we had high hopes for the space, but after nearly 2 1/2 years, we realized the ceiling was a lot lower than we had anticipated. It’s time for us to shift our focus to what’s next for Underground Pizza both in Montgomery County and beyond. All other Underground Pizza locations will continue to operate as normal, and we have been and will be expanding each location’s operating hours. All gift cards and loyalty points will remain valid for current and future locations. Thank you so much for all of the support; we hope to see you this week.”

Evan Weinstein, the founder of UPC, started the company by selling his Detroit-style pizzas at local “pop-up” events during the pandemic, which were marketed through social media.

The first brick-and-mortar UPC location opened in December 2020 inside Power Plant Live! in Baltimore, followed by Silver Spring and Towson in May 2022. Earlier this year, UPC expanded by opening a ghost kitchen at Sports & Social DC (1314 U St NW) in Washington, DC.

In addition to its renowned pizzas, Underground Pizza serves a variety of other items, including wings, salads, “pepperoni infused” mac & cheese balls, and mozzarella sticks.

Featured image courtesy @undergroundpizzamoco on Instagram

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