Pepperoni pizza from Junior's
Photo: The Wilbert Group
Photo: The Wilbert Group

Find New York-style pizza, vegan options at Junior’s Pizza, now open in Summerhill

A former pop-up pizza delivery concept opened its first brick-and-mortar location in the bustling Summerhill neighborhood.

Junior’s Pizza opened at 77 Georgia Ave. on Aug. 5. Take a detailed first look here.

Husband-and-wife team Alex and Jennifer Aton started the New York-style pizza business initially as a delivery pop-up.

The menu will offer a variety of items including a few specialty pizzas, salads, calzones and vegan pizza options, as well as a build-you-own pizza option offering a variety of ingredients to choose from. The restaurant is one of the few in the area to use cup and char pepperoni, a New York-style, smaller pepperoni that curls up slightly when cooked in the oven. Pizza is sold be the slice and by the pie. 

Alex and Jennifer Aton
Photo: The Wilbert Group

The restaurant will also serve beer and wine, with seating indoors as well as on an outdoor patio. The indoor space features pizza-themed murals painted by local street artists, muralists and tattoo artists.

Junior’s will join several other new culinary concepts in Summerhill along Georgia Avenue, including soft serve ice cream shop Big Softie and Little Tart Bakeshopbarbecue restaurant Wood’s Chapel BBQ; and brewery Halfway Crooks Beer.

Opening later this year or early next year will be D Boca N Boca from the owner of The Real Mexican Vittles pop-upConcept, from the founder of Hush Dinner ClubLittle Bear from Eat Me Speak Me pop-up founder Jarrett SteiberRedacted, a conspiracy theory-themed barHodgepodge Coffeehouse, hot dog shop Hot Dog Pete’s and doughnut shop Hero Doughnuts. Another pop-up veteran, Talat Market, will also set up shop as brick-and-mortar nearby on Ormond Street this year.

Summerhill’s first phase of construction includes 37,000 square feet of redeveloped restaurant, retail and loft office space along Georgia Avenue, as well as 676-bed student housing project located adjacent to Georgia State Stadium. Phase two of development will include townhomes, office buildings and additional storefront shops.

Junior’s is the latest business to open as part of the 80-acre mixed-use project in Summerhill, which is currently being redeveloped by Carter, in partnership with Oakwood Development and Healey Weatherholtz Properties. 

The restaurant will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; and closed Sunday. 

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