Many Alexandrians were brought down when Generous George’s Positive Pizza and Pasta Place closed after decades in business in 2009. Now, after three years in development, a plan to reopen the property as Yates Pizza was unanimously approved by the Alexandria City Council on Saturday.
The multimillion dollar renovation of Yates Pizza, which takes up nearly 17,000 total square feet at four lots – 3000, 3006, 3012 and 3012A Duke Street – was designed by Ritter Norton Architects, which also designed Stomping Ground and Del Ray Pizzeria.
The restaurant will include valet service and outdoor dining, and will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. The restaurant interior is 13,000 square feet, and will offer 448 seats and a rooftop terrace. The restaurant will also have live music, large screen televisions and offer pizza delivery service.