The lady friend alerted me to this switch-a-roo this morning. , in both Santa Monica and Culver City, is now Grey Block Pizza. Abbot's fans do not fret though: the original Abbot's on AK in Venice remains intact. Additionally, Grey Block is a new venture from the Abbot's owners and from the looks of it, the menu remains eerily similar, famed Bagel Crust, Salad Pizza and all...
To be honest, it basically appears they just changed the name, gave the place a more modern paint job and added a few menu items in an attempt to confuse the customer into thinking it was now a fancier pizza joint and, in doing so, raise prices a tad. Nonetheless, here's the official explanation of the moniker flip from the Grey Block website:
Grey Block Pizza is a new venture from the creator of Abbot’s Pizza Company. Grey Block Pizza is the culmination of 25 years of pizza making and 17 years of ownership as Abbots Pizza Company. Grey Block Pizza locations were both formerly Abbot’s Pizza spots. Grey Block Pizza is not a new startup! Grey Block Pizza is the final result of our unwillingness to compromise on reaching our full potential in preparing and presenting phenomenal pizza. We hope you notice the changes and enjoy the next phase in our evolution.
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