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Local fast casual pizza chain &pizza is in major expansion mode across the region. Its latest location, at the Monroe Street Market development, will open Monday. The restaurant, which has locations on U Street NW and H Street NE, is also headed to Penn Quarter, Franklin Square, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and Germantown.

The Monroe Street Market &pizza will be much like its counterparts, except this one will be the first with patio seating. Local artist Kelly Towles designed the bathrooms with mirrored tiles and characters, and a large ampersand made of cut steel is featured in front of the store.  The location will be open from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday.

The pizza joint will be joined by a number of other new restaurants coming to the Brookland neighborhood, including Smith Public Trust, Brookland PintBrookland’s Finest Bar & Grill, Steel Plate, and Busboys and Poets.

&pizza, 664-666 Monroe St. NE; andpizza.com

Photo courtesy &pizza