In October Spruill Avenue’s Port City Pizza got new owners and now the restaurant is slated to become a breakfast and sandwich shop under their management in February.
“We are going to be closing down the last week of the year for renovations,” says co-owner Kimana Littleflower. “We’ll be reopening as a breakfast and lunch place with grab-and-go items and a produce grocery.”
Littleflower and her husband Legare Queen purchased Port City on Oct. 21 and have been running the pizza place ever since. But opening their own restaurant with their own take has been a long time goal for the F&B veterans — Littleflower is a former general manager of Coast Bar & Grill and Queen worked at Jestine’s Kitchen for 12 years prior to most recently working at Madra Rua.
“We’ve lived in Park Circle since 2006 and have seen a need in the community for a dedicated breakfast spot,” Littleflower says. “Also a need for quick lunch sandwiches. As far as a grocery, every resident can tell you we need a grocery store. And there’s a lot of things at our finger tips with the local produce, we want to get into a big partnership having fresh fruits.” The name of the new restaurant is to be announced.
But even with the renovation and rebranding, one Port City Pizza menu item will endure thanks to patron demand. “We’re going to keep the Philly cheesesteak,” says Littleflower. And in honor of Port City’s loyal customers, the owners are hosting a Dec. 20 grand closing party for the pizza joint. “We’re going to have a couple local punk bands, Hybrid Mutants and Fiend Club, play,” says Littleflower.
The farewell to Port City will be on Sat. Dec. 20 at 8 p.m.