Veloce Pizzeria Relocating to Midtown

Funghi pizza is headed to midtown.

Just as L'Asso makes plans to open in the East Village, another of the hood's pizza purveyors, Veloce Pizzeria, has shuttered, reports E.V. Grieve. Though a sign the blogger photographed reads "closed for renovations," when we called, a recording said the restaurant "will be relocating to midtown Manhattan sometime in 2012." And that's not the only shutter in the Veloce family: Just the other day, Zagat reported Bar Carrera on Second Avenue had closed. Could bigger changes in the Veloce-Carrera group be afoot? More info as we learn it. [EV Grieve]