Pizzeria Toro to reopen “by the new year,” staff plans to host Cookery event in the interim

Immediately following the fire a couple of weeks ago, the only real news coming from Pizzeria Toro was a tweet stating that they’d be closed for “a bit.” Today they broke radio silence with an official statement to the H-S:

“We’re basically waiting for the inspection process to play out, which has to happen before they … allow work on the building,” Brooks said. “We’re hoping to be open by the New Year,” he added.

It’s a bummer that they’re out of commission for so long, but the good news is that they’re planning a (cleverly named) “Toro Dreams of Spaghetti” event with the Cookery in the interim. Proceeds from the event will go to the PORCH Durham nonprofit.

Toro wasn’t the only business hit by the Nov 4 fire, either. The Cupcake Bar and Bullseye Bicycle (aside – we went from having one bike shop in the area to having like a dozen, I HAVEN’T EVEN CHECKED THEM ALL OUT MAYBE I NEED MORE BIKES SO I HAVE A REASON TO!?!)  also shut down immediately following the fire, but both businesses are back up and running now.

EDIT:

I’m going to the 8:30 seating of “Toro Dreams of Spaghetti.” Come say hi!*

* Sorry, no autographs

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