It's been a complicated summer for folks who used to frequent the pizza place known as Northwood, a decades-old Irvine institution. First it got ousted and replaced by Spicy Crab. Then, there was talk of a reopening. While the above shot doesn't speak volumes, it says it like it is.
Per Northwood Pizza's website, they are now under new ownership, and literally a few doors down from their original space. While it suffered a downsize, that isn't deterring management from focusing on a speedy opening–they're quoting as soon as the end of the month.
Whether you're a lover or a hater, one thing's for certain — Northwood's fighting back with a vengeance.