Yesterday, the Georgetown Dish broke the news that the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs granted Philadelphia Pizza Company a new certificate of occupancy in late September.
In an email to the Dish, DRCA Director Linda Argo confirmed the ranch-and-pizza hawker’s phoenix-like revival.
“The owners have altered the interior of the property and replaced the cooking oven with a ventless oven to be used to warm sandwiches and other food. The owners have also removed the rooftop vent [and the] Certificate of Occupancy…was issued by DCRA on September 22, 2010,” Argo wrote.
Georgetown residents are not pleased with the decision.
“We’re not happy. Nobody understands this ruling. The timing of it . . . it’s strange. It makes no sense,” ANC Comissioner Bill Starrels told the Dish.