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Primarily Pi Pizza, 2805-D Sunset Boulevard, 13 November 2009   6 comments

Posted at 2:14 am in restaurants

Well, normally I wouldn't do two pizza places so close together, but after Primarily Pi came up in Have Your Say today, I got to thinking about how it was right next to Atlanta Bread, which is not normally one of my favorite places, but that sometimes during the fall they have pumpkin soup, which would be really nice -- so I drove over there for lunch.

Primarily Pi came to my attention when I did the closing on Pizza House which is just on the other side of I-26. At the time, a discussion started up in the comments for that closing about the new pizza place which was setting up, and I was looking forward to trying it out.

It finally opened in the summer (early July at the latest), but the hours were not such that I could normally go. They were only open until 9pm during the week, and 10pm on the weekends, but I was finally able to get over there one Saturday evening and try it out. Frankly I was not bowled over. The pizza was perfectly acceptable, but nothing special, and the fixtures struck me as rather industrial and not very homey.

I went about 9pm, and noticed that very few people were there. I'm guessing that that was an ongoing problem that led to the situation that apparently came to a head on 13 November (Friday the 13th, natch..). From the location of the place and the early hours, they must have been counting on lunch traffic from the medical center which for some reason did not materialize. According to the comments over at the Pizza House closing, these were experienced restauranteers, so I'm sure they had plans based on assumptions that seemed reasonable, but there are always business conditions and economic times that just can't be anticipated.

(Hat tip to commenter Larry)

UPDATE 3 Nov 2010 -- It's now a La Fogata Mexican:

Written by ted on November 20th, 2009

6 Responses to 'Primarily Pi Pizza, 2805-D Sunset Boulevard, 13 November 2009'

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  1. There's some real pathos in this one -- those are some painful signs. I'm sorry to say I never made it to Primarily Pi.

    On an unrelated note, I miss having the comment count + link at the bottom of posts on the front page. Now I have to read to the bottom, then page back up to find the top of the correct post to click on. A small thing, really -- just thought I'd mention it.

    Eva

    22 Nov 09 at 10:24 am

  2. I had lunch at Primarily Pi a couple times. It wasn't bad at all. It seems that if the owners were counting on a major lunch crowd from Lexington Medical Center, they didn't really do their research. Most of the hospital staff get lunch from the cafeterias, which have numerous meal options that are very convenient. Unfortunately, walking from the hospital campus to any of the area restaurants is literally taking your own life into your hands: no sidewalks and heavy, fast-moving traffic on Route 378.

    Lee

    16 Feb 10 at 12:25 pm

  3. La Fogata Mexican Restaurant is now open in this space for anyone that is over that way and takes a notion to eat there

    Andrew

    1 Jul 10 at 10:37 pm

  4. I know this is off subject...but Lee's comment got me thinking....Sidewalks in residential areas...I have noticed that many "subdivisions" and other areas do not have sidewalks...I grew up in the Chicago suburbs...moved to Columbia in 96.....It is common up there...I was just wondering why?

    Steve

    6 Sep 10 at 10:31 am

  5. My guess is that in Chicago people moved *out* to the suburbs while in SC they moved *in*.

    ted

    7 Sep 10 at 1:11 am

  6. People in Chicago moved out and the people in the streetcar subdividions walked more.

    Plus, the burbs down here were developed at the lowest cost possible, and the people that moved there already had cars, so...

    jamie

    7 Sep 10 at 7:14 am

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