Thursday, January 4, 2018

[CLOSURE ALERT] DaVinci's Pizza Dunzo in Decatur

Pizza eatery DaVinci's has closed its location in Decatur.  The restaurant, located in the CVS Pharmacy anchored Commerce Square shopping center at the corner of Commerce Drive and West Ponce de Leon Avenue, opened in early 2015.  Food delivery site GrubHub indicates that the restaurant closed last week, something that the Midtown DaVinci's indicates is accurate.  
The restaurant posted to their Decatur location's Facebook page on Monday afternoon saying: 

"Thank you to everyone who was a patron at our Decatur location. For our delicious, quality pizza, sandwiches, and more please visit our other locations in Midtown, Smyrna and Kennesaw!"

DaVinci's Decatur opened in place of a former Mellow Mushroom franchise which was reportedly forced to close because of the franchisee's unwillingness to complete expensive corporate-directed renovations.  A new Mellow Mushroom under different ownership opened at 340 West Ponce de Leon Avenue in late 2016.   

DaVinci's continues to operate three other Atlanta area locations in Midtown on West Peachtree, Smyrna on Spring Road and in Kennesaw on Wade Green Road. 

There are reportedly no immediate plans to reopen DaVinci's elsewhere in Decatur anytime soon. 

Do you think Mellow Mushroom's return to Decatur negatively impacted business at DaVinci's Decatur?  What would you like to see open in place of DaVinci's Decatur?  What is your favorite casual restaurant in Decatur?


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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't surprise me, much better pizza and italian places in the area that don't overkill their food with garlic

Anonymous said...

I'll miss them! Decent pizza and FREE PARKING which is hard to find in Decatur. Mellow Mushroom parking is difficult to maneuver and too many damn bad ass privileged Decatur children. They kind where there parents allow them to run around willy nilly

Anonymous said...

Even before Mod, Blaze and Mellow Mushroom, DaVinci's was empty most nights. Once Mellow Mushroom came back, it was just a matter of time. I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did.

Anonymous said...

Sad to see it go. Davinci's was our go-to spot for takeout as it was convenient and I liked their pie. The interior space, however, was rather mundane and stripped of any character.

Anonymous said...

Count me as one who misses Mellow Mushroom Decatur location. The staff was great and so was the food.