California-based chain 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is planning to come to Evanston.
The company has filed an application with the city for a special use permit to open at 812 Church St. downtown.
800 Degrees specializes in thin crust pizza that bakes in just a minute — a model not-unlike that of Blaze Pizza, which announced plans in July to open a block away at 1737 Sherman Ave.
Blaze Pizza’s special use permit is up for discussion at the City Council’s Planning and Development Committee meeting next Monday.
800 Degrees will be going before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Oct. 7.
An 800 Degrees promotional video.
Blaze has about 250 shops around the country. The much smaller 800 Degrees has three locations in the Los Angeles area and two in Las Vegas.