Scissors & Pie, which opened last spring on Newbury Street, appeared closed on Friday when a Chowhound user stopped by, and a phone call to the restaurant after listed opening hours this morning went unanswered. The restaurant's last Facebook post came in May, and no one has given it a Yelp review in a couple weeks, either. On Saturday, one Yelper also surmised it was done.
Eater has reached out to the restaurant via email for more information on what seems to be a closure, at least temporarily.
The Roman-style pizzeria actually appeared to be expanding last month, with a now-expired job listing from May seeking new management. The post bills Scissors & Pie as a "growing Boston based" brand, and said the "position has incredible growth opportunity ... as we begin to expand our operations additional opportunities within the organization will be available."
On the company's website, there is information about franchising. "A mission to change the pizza experience in America doesn't end with one store," the website says.
Scissors & Pie is/was attempting to "change the pizza experience" by offering thick, square pieces of pizza it calls a "petzo," cut with large, sharp scissors in lieu of a pizza wheel.
It sold these slices by weight, with prices widening some customers' eyes. An Eater tipster recounted spending $19 for two slices during the restaurant's first week, but owner Mitch DeRosa told Eater prices start at $.50 per ounce, with the average petzo costing $3.50 - $4. According to Scissors & Pie's menu online, half- and full-trays of specialty flavor combinations range from $20 and $75.