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Pizzeria Toro Temporarily Closed

D R C Nov 26, 2013 10:35 AM

I was talking with a co-worker last week who mentioned that his apartment was destroyed by a fire at a wood-oven pizza place. Oh yeah, I say, where's that? Downtown Durham? Oh crap. And really glad I'd found a last-minute reservation at One on Friday instead of driving to Durham for pizza like we'd originally planned :-).

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    veganhater RE: D R C Nov 29, 2013 08:57 AM

    What's the deal? Another chimney fire?

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      durhamois RE: veganhater Nov 30, 2013 09:39 PM

      Yes, and a serious one at that. Significant damage to some of the residential units above the restaurant. I hope they'll be able to open back up again, but a friend of mine in the restaurant business thinks they'll have a tough time getting insurance at this point. The owners, for their part, state a determination to reopen.

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      Bearnaised RE: D R C Dec 4, 2013 01:01 PM

      when does it reopen ?

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        D R C RE: Bearnaised Dec 4, 2013 02:03 PM

        My co-worker told me today they're trying for January 1, and that he thought they might already be doing carry out.

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        PeterB RE: D R C Dec 4, 2013 03:32 PM

        They are doing pop-up dinners at The Cookery during the hiatus. Get on The Cookery's e-mail list and Facebook for updates.

        1. LulusMom RE: D R C May 9, 2014 05:56 AM

          Any word on when Pizzeria Toro will re-open? I seem to remember the target was May.

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            carolinadawg RE: LulusMom May 9, 2014 06:07 AM

            4 to 5 weeks according to their Facebook site:


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              LulusMom RE: carolinadawg May 9, 2014 06:11 AM

              Thanks cd. I'm not on facebook so had only checked their website.

              Chomping at the bit for some decent wood-fired pizza.

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