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Pizzeria Urbano will move into the MAARS building at J & 20th, replacing Luigi's Slice.

Sac Biz Journal's Mark Anderson has more on the business from an April story:

After a quick three-week remodel, the restaurant space will re-open as a new pizza-by-the-slice restaurant, with a new name and new owners. It will also have a larger menu of salads and paninis.

The name is still being worked on, said Carlos Ulloa, who, with his brother Jose Ulloa, also own Azul Mexican Food and Tequila Bar.

The new pizza place will take up the main room that is now Luigi’s as well as the side room that is a concert venue. Carlos Ulloa said he doesn’t know yet whether the new venue will include shows.

Read the entire story in Sac Biz Journal.

From the looks of the Pizzeria Urbano Facebook Page and the pictures of the staff training they're doing, they'll be open soon. Stay tuned for more details.

Pizzeria Urbano is located at 1050 20th St. and can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/PizzeriaUrbano.

* Picture via Pizzeria Urbano Facebook page.

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