Z Pizza in Midtown has closed. No one knew it was open, and only now will many find out of its closure. After opening about year ago around the corner from F2O on the 7th Street side of Spire Midtown, the eatery closed a few weeks ago. With what seemed like nonexistent marketing outside of the immediate area, few non midtown dwellers and even some that live nearby knew about the darn place! Owned and operated by Shaw Restaurant Group, there is little to be found on their website regarding plans for the space or public reasons behind the closure. Founded in Laguna Beach, California back in 1986, they now franchise nationwide with two remaining Georgia stores in Alpharetta and Duluth. Sadly, a similar restaurant, Pizza Fusion may suffer the same fate in SoBu near Varasano's Pizza. Back in Midtown,Firehouse Subs, just a few doors down has been struggling as well. With the success of the original Atlanta area Firehouse Subs on 10th Street near the Tech campus, the same owner opened the Spire location not long after hoping to recreate the phenomenal success of the Tech location. Realizing now, after opening, that though they may be close, they are very different clienteles, the Spire location may soon close as well. Interestingly enough, EVOS, a Tampa based "healthy fast food" eatery is preparing to open its second Atlanta area location across the street at Novare's Viewpoint property. Repeat Atlanta!