“The original location of a longtime D.C. fave, Armand’s Pizzeria, will close its doors June 30,” according to News4’s NBC Washington.
“It’s heartbreaking after 37 years to contemplate closing this restaurant. We love it,” said owner Ron Neumaier.
But they don’t love the overhead — the rent is $12,000 per month, and the cost of ingredients is skyrocketing.
Ron Neumaier’s father, Lou Neumaier, opened the first Armand’s in 1975, at 4231Wisconsin Ave. NW. Back then, no one around here sold Chicago-style deep-deep pizza.
Armand’s also began the first pizza delivery service in D.C., and a long list of political notables has patronized the place. President Jimmy Carter brought daughter Amy to Armand’s to celebrate her birthday in 1977. Chelsea Clinton and Barack Obama have eaten at Armand’s as well.”