PIE 950 Pizza Tavern is being gobbled up by its sister restaurant Prickly Pear Taqueria. Both businesses are owned by the same people, but evidently the owners see some benefit in consolidating. Located at Plaza Midtown, Prickly Pear and Pie 950 were both once home to Amore, a short lived Mediterranean restaurant and lounge. Prickly Pear Taqueria opened in May 2009 followed by PIE 950 Pizza Tavern in January of last year.
A restaurant representative tells me that Prickly Pear will offer many of the items that PIE 950 offered including pizza and that there will even be a separate phone that rings on that side of the restaurant. Both businesses were previously for sale, and for all I know, this is all just due to an anticipated sale but it still seems kind of sketchy to me. If there is still going to be a pizza restaurant with its own phone, why do away with the concept and simply call yourself a taqueria?