Blaze Pizza closes

Blaze Pizza inside the Paramount at South Market has closed. 

Blaze Pizza is the latest restaurant to close in South Market, a trendy area of the Central Business District in downtown New Orleans. 

A sign on the door of the O'Keefe Avenue location appeared last week, telling customers the business was closed and to visit their Uptown location on Freret Street. 

Since then, the lights have been out and the chairs were removed from the patio area. 

The decision comes less than two months after TAVA, a popular Indian restaurant known for its award winning cheese dosa, closed after what the owner called a brutal summer. 

Next door, high-end furniture store Arhaus closed in December and moved to Lakeside Mall in Metairie. 

New restaurants are coming to the area near the Superdome, too. A taco and brunch spot is opening in the Beacon building. 

Morrow’s Steak & Seafood is now taking shape at 1001 Julia St. in the Standard, a condo tower that is part of the South Market development.

Blaze Pizza is a fast casual concept restaurant known for its quick-fired pizza pies. The spot was popular on Saints and Pelicans game days and offered residents living in the Domain properties nearby a 15% discount.

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