April 24, 2024

A wood-fired pizza restaurant and bar that closed and reopened a year later as a casual pizza stand has closed again.

Fireside Pies, 628 Harrold St., has closed after less than a year in the Left Bank shopping center.

The original Fireside Pies, briefly known as Thirteen Pies, was one of the first wood-fired pizzerias in Fort Worth and operated 12 years on Crockett Street in what is now called Artisan Circle.

The company was sold in 2018 to the Golden Chick fast-food restaurants. That parent closed the first Fireside in 2022, citing the downturn of the West 7th shopping area.

A sign at Fireside Pies in the Left Bank shopping center.
A sign at Fireside Pies in the Left Bank shopping center. Bud Kennedy bud@star-telegram.com

The new Fireside was on an anchor corner behind the popular Snooze and Hopdoddy restaurants, but in a Left Bank shopping center that lacks much signage for West Seventh Street motorists.

It still served wood-fired pizzas, but this time in a stark, simple fast-casual stand that lacked the comfort or character of the first location.

Since the first Fireside opened, wood-fired pizzeria-bars have spread across Fort Worth, including the highly rated Cane Rosso restaurant, Olivella’s Pizza and Wine and the newer Pie Tap Pizza Workshop.

The Artisan Circle location will soon open as the first Fort Worth location of Dallas-based Si Tapas, a Spanish restaurant and bar.

This story was originally published February 9, 2024, 5:30 AM.

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