First, the sad news: The excellently divey Calamity Jane's is closing. But there's a silver lining. The guys at Flying Squirrel Pizza Company have taken over the space at 5701 Airport Way South and will open a third location in the space.
The Georgetown conversation started when Stellar Pizza closed, says Flying Squirrel owner Bill Coury. Then Calamity Jane's owner Sarah Aruguete put her place up for sale; Coury says Aruguete was generous with advice when he opened his first pizzeria, and it seemed properly cyclical to give her space a new chapter. The giant windows, excellent vintage wood bar, and patio don't hurt, either.
This will be the first Flying Squirrel location to be open for lunch. "It's Georgetown, so you have to," says Coury. Hence personal-size pizzas will be available during the day, as well as the regular, enormous pies. "I hate slices of pizza," says Coury. "You don't go order a burger that sits for an hour, and you don't order a pizza that sits for an hour."
The pizza oven has already been ordered, the buildout is minimal, and Coury hopes to get Flying Squirrel Georgetown open by the end of May...all the better to take advantage of that patio.