Openings: Iggy's Pizzeria to Replace Five Roses in East Village

Eater confirms earlier rumors that the space that used to house Five Roses Pizza is indeed going to become another pizzeria—Iggy's. Five Roses, the beloved East Village joint that often made best-of pizza lists, was pushed out of the storefront on First Avenue in late November 2008 due to a rent increase. Eater assumes "they have a killer business plan, as sources who have eyed the space over the last year tell us the landlord was asking for an exorbitant rent," but, who knows, maybe the crap market forced the owner to take a lower price.

Iggy's Pizzeria: 173 First Avenue, New York NY (10th/11th streets; map)