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Local Pizzeria Returns To The Delmar Loop, Located Between Two National Chains

January 26, 2015 Featured, Local Business, Retail 1 Comment

Eight years ago many people were upset when Noodle’s & Company and Chipotle Mexican Grill, both chains, were granted approval to move into a building that long-housed a record store — the lease expired.

Late last month the University City Council granted conditional-use permits to the eateries, a decision that fomented a swiftly organized revolt to place a cap on the number of formula restaurants and retail chains that can be allowed to do business in the Loop. 

Such rebellions are nothing new among the Loop’s specialty set. When Qdoba Mexican Grill moved to Delmar a couple of years ago, sound and fury ensued. But this time, some merchants insist, the stakes are higher. (RFT)

I don’t recall if a cap was put into place or not.

Locally-owned Racanelli's Pizza is located between twi national chains.
Locally-owned Racanelli’s Pizza is banjo on the Delmar Loop — now  located between two national chains.

I was very glad to see Racanelli’s return to the Delmar Loop  — it began just down the street in 1994. Since first opening, this has been among my favorite local pizza places. Hopefully the Loop has achieved a local/chain balance.

— Steve Patterson


Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. Ben says:

    In the last year or so you’ve got the opening of racs, the Jay int owned grocery store, Joe Edwards diner, create space filling the furniture spot, New Indian spot next to the old Seoul taco, New Seoul taco, the Neapolitan pizza spot, New cereal bar/shrimp n grits place, and Which wich all opening. Which wich is the only chain….the loop is doing great


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