Silver Spring stalwart Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria has closed after nearly three decades in business, reports Bethesda Magazine. An Armand’s employee confirmed the closure of the 29-year-old pizzeria to Eater D.C. The spot was beloved for its Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, and was also known for its dedication to serving local beers from folks like D.C. Brau and Jailbreak Brewing.
The restaurant, at Seminary Road and Georgia Avenue, near Silver Spring’s downtown, was a destination for families — showing kid-friendly movies (with free popcorn) during the school year, with free popcorn and a pizza-making station for kiddos.
A posting to the restaurant’s Facebook page about the abrupt closure encouraged Armand’s fans to visit the Armand’s location in Rockville, and noted that folks interested in pizza catering can still contact owner Ron Newmyer. As expected, condolence comments flooded the post.
There’s no word yet on why Armand’s closed. There were never many spots within D.C. to find a proper deep-dish pizza pie — and with this closure, there are even less.