Readers of this blog know I am a major booster of Ian’s Pizza, so I was thrilled a few months ago when Ian Gurfield announced he was opening a more upscale pizza place, S2 Pizzabar, just a few blocks from campus. And S2 Pizzabar lived up to my expectations, serving individual-sized pizzas on a good thin crust with locally sourced toppings in a big handsome bricky room. At last the cursed address, home to dead restuarants Opa, Maza, and the Saz, could serve lunch in peace!
But no — apparently even Ian couldn’t make a living at 558 State, and S2 Pizzabar will close on March 17. The place was pretty full both times I ate there; I’d be curious to know in more detail what made this business fail so quickly. Even Opa lasted longer, and Opa was always kind of empty and confused.
If you’re on State in the next couple of weeks, stop in and get a pizza while you still can; it’s good pizza and I’ll miss it.