Less than a year after opening at the based of Midtown’s Park Shelton Building, Park Shelton Pizza has closed permanently. The restaurant shuttered on August 31 just shy of its six month anniversary, owner Jennifer Stark confirms to Eater.
“We went in with the best of intentions but our deal didn’t work out,” Stark wrote in an email. “We love our neighborhood and our customers will be missed,” she added. Stark and partner Maureen McNamara took over the lease at 15 E Kirby St. #115 in January with plans to open Amici’s Gourmet Pizza To Go — a carryout and delivery version of their popular Berkley-based restaurant Amici’s Gourmet Pizza and Living Room. The name was later switched to Park Shelton Pizza in order to avoid confusion with Amicci’s Pizza in Southwest Detroit and Hamtramck.
The space itself has had an unlucky streak with businesses. Within the past four years, it’s been home to Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes and sister businesses Detroit Pizza Company and Nom Nom’s Cupcake Factory. Last fall Detroit Pizza Company was primed for a revival under new ownership, but the deal fell through and left Park Shelton Pizza’s owners to take over. Stark and McNamara continue to offer pizza at their Berkley restaurant.