College pizza hangout Norm’s has long been a staple of the corner of Smith and Calhoun Streets. The space served cheap pitchers of beer and sufficiently greasy slices to soak it up. Yesterday, City Paper broke the news that after 37 years, owners Norman and Susan Hanf turned over the keys to the address to Nick and Ben D'Allesandro (D'Allesandro’s Pizza) and Dave Uecke (Formerly of Chick’s Fry House).
The trio renovated the space to reopen as Smith Street Pizza. The biggest change will be the shape of the slices — now the corner shop sells square slices. Uecke told City Paper that this is the type of pizza he grew up eating in Ohio. Smith Street Pizza wants to keep prices low and still offers hoagies, wings and salads. A draft of the menu posted on Instagram hints that mozzarella sticks and potato wedges may be in rotation as well. There’s still beer on tap, and they’ve added a pool table.
• After 37 Years, Norm's Has Closed Making Way For Smith Street Pizza [CP]
• Smith Street Pizza [Instagram]