(Image: MOD Pizza)
Come Thursday night, Capitol Hill will be down one regional chain pizza concept. The Broadway outlet of MOD Pizza will be shuttered:
To all our Capitol Hill MODsters,
We wanted to let our friends on Capitol Hill know that MOD on Broadway will be closing permanently on Thursday, Dec. 12th at 9:00pm. We will miss seeing you on Broadway, but hope and encourage you to come and visit the MOD Squads at one of our other Seattle area stores including 6th and Union, the Seattle Center and the University District.
MOD is undergoing an exciting expansion with new stores opening throughout the state and beyond. Stay tuned and thanks for your support!
MOD Super Fast Pizza
The closure leaves the chain with around a dozen MODs still operating across Washington, Oregon and California.
Here’s what CHS said about MOD when we first reported the local chain was destined for the massive Joule development’s retail offerings:
Meanwhile, CHS has learned of a spendy buildout that will further fill the Joule’s available retail space. In October, we reported that Mod “Super Fast” Pizza was coming to Capitol Hill. We now know that the “on-demand” pizza concept is destined for a suite of the Joule after a $420,000 buildout, according to city records. It will be the fourth location in the Seattle area for the local chain which differentiates itself on providing a fast super fast personal pizza built to your specifications. All pizza are currently priced at $6.28. We didn’t see any notes about gluten free variants but you can check out their menu, etc. at http://www.modpizza.com. CHS is excited about the “hand spun milk shakes.”
We’re sorry to say we never tried the shakes. Dulces, the other restaurant we reported on in that piece, never opened in the Joule. It finally found a home at 19th/Madison this fall.
Mod’s shuttering is the second chain to close in the Joule this year. In July, we reported on the demise of Qdoba and the challenging environment on Broadway for “limited service” restaurants.
Blue Moon Burgers will now stand as the only restaurant play to have survived in the development. Eat Local is cool — but it doesn’t count.
It hasn’t been all bad news for the Joule, however. Canadian-born Skoah skin care joined the building earlier this year and an Orange Theory Fitness outlet is slated to join the block also home to CorePower Yoga. The yoga chain and a Menchie’s frozen yogurt shop were some of the latest additions to the tenant mix prior to Skoah. Up the street a block, Lab5 Fitness rounds out the recent healthful additions on Broadway. It took over a space created out of the overhauled hull of the Jade Pagoda.