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Blaze Pizza closes near Inner Harbor; Chipotle coming this winter

Blaze Pizza, a fast-casual fast-fired pizza restaurant, has closed its Inner Harbor location.
Blaze Pizza, a fast-casual fast-fired pizza restaurant, has closed its Inner Harbor location. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)

So now where we supposed to eat after visiting the National Aquarium?*

Blaze Pizza has closed its location in the Inner Harbor’s Lockwood Place.

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In a statement, a Blaze spokesman said the closure came as the company continues to “protect the long-term strength of the brand" and encouraged diners to visit the chain’s other area locations, including one that opened this year in Towson Commons.

A 2016 review in The Baltimore Sun hailed the Inner Harbor location as a “trailblazer” and praised the fast-casual restaurant’s custom-made pizzas, which are cooked in 3 minutes in an open-flame oven. The California-based artisanal pizza chain also sells salad, house-made lemonades and s’more pies.

*Don’t worry. There are still several places to eat near the Aquarium, including the recently-opened Bon Fresco Cafe. A Chipotle is set to arrive sometime this winter at 600 E. Pratt Street, also in Lockwood Place, according to a spokeswoman for the company.

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