District 611 Closing

District 611

District 611, a popular Riverton brick oven pizza place, will be closing its doors. In the closing announcement the District 611 team said that its concept “is simply no longer sustainable in its current set up.” The restaurant also cited customer traffic and its inability to obtain a liquor license as reasons for the closing. There is some good news for fans of District 611. The owners are planning to re-conceptualize the restaurant space by scaling back the square footage and shifting the focus solely towards brick oven pizzas.

And if you liked the District 611 concept you are in luck because the owners are currently searching for a location elsewhere in the Greater Philadelphia region that will better serve the District 611 concept.

A note from the D611 team [District 611]

 

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  • bob

    not surprising considering where it was located…..move it near a shopping center or somewhere that has actual traffic then it might work.

  • guest

    total shame. this place rocked. food was great and reasonably priced. I hope they are able to find a new location. Agreed that Riverton is simply a stoopid location. No high end restaurant traffic. Would do better in the Cherry Hill Route 70 corridor, Collingswood (although still dry) or perhaps Haddon Township.

  • Al

    I enjoyed a number of meals at District 611, but in the back of my mind I wondered whether the 5-10 PM business hours, and off-the-beaten-track location was going to work. IMHO, even if it had received uniformly fantastic reviews, it was going to have a problem filling the seats & turning a profit. However, wherever the Forno Bravo oven and the Double 00 flour go, I will follow them …

  • mark

    this place was a comedy of errors–bad location, bad vibe, (the pounding on the gym walls next door was a nice touch), a confused menu and poor execution of it. Before you open up your next place (?) consider starting with a box of salt and directions on how to use it.