Pizza Hut may have closed in the Papa Joe’s Plaza at 34200 Woodward Avenue in Birmingham, but it won’t stay vacant long, with Farmington Hills’ Tomatoes Apizza filling the joint with authentic Neapolitan pizza by the first week of August. Owner Michael Weinstein said the pizzas, which are coal-fired, are something unique and special in the marketplace. “I’m trying to make a pizza that’s very aggressive – that’s like an attack dog – it bites you,” he said. “It’s crunchy, and it’s going to sit well in your stomach.” There are two other Tomatoes Apizza locations, the original, at 14 Mile and Middlebelt, and their second, on Halsted just north of Grand River. While the 14 Mile spot has eat-in, the Birmingham Tomatoes Apizza will be carry out or delivery only.
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