HomeMade Pizza Company appears to have ceased operations.

Chicago Business reports the company, which at one time had nearly 40 stores in four states, appears to have shuttered all its locations — including the two in Evanston — on Central Street and on Chicago Avenue.

The company’s website has gone dead and phones at the stores, Chicago Business reports, aren’t being answered.

And, in other food news, Philly’s Best reportedly plans to close its Evanston location at 815 Emerson St.. DNAinfo says the owner is planning to open a new shop in Rogers Park instead.

Also, the owner of Unite Urban Grill in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, plans to open a new concept, called The Wood Shed, in the new Central Station apartment building this fall.

It reportedly will feature a wood-fired pizza oven and smoker with a menu focusing on American fare and smoked meats.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Ouch. I’m out eighty bucks

    Ouch. I'm out eighty bucks after buying a gift card to support my kids nursery school. 

    1. Ben – actually they have to

      Ben – actually they have to (legally) keep your funds in an ecsrow account – so you should be able to get it back.  No worries!

      1. Homemade Pizza

        I have $200.00 in gift certificates for Homemade pizza.

        What is the procedure to try to get my money back, if possible?

  2. Just drove by there this

    Just drove by there this afternoon and there's already a For Lease sign in the window.  Very weird.

    Ridgeville Park District was doing a Homemade Pizza fundraiser a week or two ago.  I hope they get the proceeds!

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