After 10 years, an authentic pizzeria closes in Sugar House
After 10 years of serving its authentic style of pizza, Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria has closed its doors in Sugar House.The pizzeria put a sign on its front doors along 2100 South, saying, “Thank you Sugar House for 10 amazing years! Our lease has expired and the fire is out.”The pizzeria chain operates two Flatbread restaurants in the Boise area. The company did not respond Wednesday to a request for comment.Since opening in early 2013, Flatbread was known for serving authentic Neapolitan-style pizzas. They had received a VPN certification, from the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, a nonprofit founded in 1984 to set standards for pizza in the Neapolitan style. The only other restaurant in Utah with a VPN certification is Settebello in Salt Lake City.Flatbread isn’t the only restaurant to vacate the building recently. Around the back of the building on Wednesday, workers were removing the equipment at The Habit Burger Grill. Signs on its doors said the restaurant had closed on Jan. 18, and recommended diners visit one of the chain’s other locations.The Habit, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., has more than 300 locations nationwide. There are 12 along the Wasatch Front, from Logan to Provo — plus two more in St. George. The Sugar House location was the only one within the boundaries of Salt Lake City.Both eateries sat in the 2100 Sugarhouse building, a large development in what was once the Granite Furniture Store. The building still sports Granite’s massive star-shaped neon sculpture along 2100 South.Before the building was redeveloped, it was used briefly as a movie studio. Director Danny Boyle filmed much of the 2010 survival drama “127 Hours” in the building, creating an exact replica of the Utah slot canyon where mountain climber Aron Ralston’s arm was pinned by a boulder.