One pizza joint opens, another closes.
Last week, I mentioned a new Godfather's set to open in University Place. Now for the bad news:
The Purdy building that once held the popular Pearl's by the Sea restaurant – and then the Beach House and then the Beach House/Margarita Beach – has lost yet another tenant: Wings, Pizza N Things. WPT is a national chain headquartered in Texas. The local franchise sat just this side of the Purdy bridge and was owned by Patrick Ward of Bremerton and James and Natasha Jones of Purdy.
We posted about the place back in May, three weeks after the restaurant opened. At that time it was mostly just "Wings N Things." Ward told us county regulations demanded a bigger ventilation hood for the pizza oven, so he purchased an upgrade only to find it was too tall for the kitchen. He said it was going to take a about a month to work out the kinks and get the pizza oven fired up.
According to an item at the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal's site, the business shut down in late August/early September. A short handwritten note on the door announcing the closure calls to mind the way Margarita Beach closed up shop.
I made some calls to the owners last week, but they were not immediately returned.