One of my favorite eating spots is now a thing of the past.
They must have shut down at the start of the year; I was there the day after Christmas and I ate there.
It was a pretty popular pizza place; they served pizza, subs and hot emtrees — the usual fare of a small pizza shop — I wonder what happened?
They were also a bit less expensive per slice than the pizza place downtown that I like. There was never a lack of customers.
The area where the pizza place was is cordoned off and surrounded by white sheetrock; taped to the front of it where the entrance was is a notice stating that all the fixtures, the oven, etc is up for auction.
A couple was standing nearby me as I read the notice. “What a shame,” I said, “I really liked their pizza” and the gent replied nastily, “YAH…I guess they owed MONEY, then.” Mr. Fun and his female companion exited right after he made the remark.
Coincidentally, I found out that a Burger King that was downtown near the movies is also shut and gone. Again, they too must have shut up shop at the start of the year; they were in that locale for nearly 25 years.
If a successful pizza place shuts up and goes out of business, it’s saying a lot. Pizza is still one of the least expensive things to eat; the rest of the eateries in the mall food court are still going strong (though the Nathans closed and nothing replaced it). Shows you that the economy is still rancid — if a pizza place in business for years vanishes, it can’t be a good thing.
It could be that perhaps the owners retired or they simply bowed out of the business but I don’t think it’s likely.
Could also be this is a case of an owner who had that place plus a few others; that’s common in the industry; the ice cream shop down the corner from me is owned by a woman who has several other shops..
It is a shame. They were nice people and it was good pizza.
The whole point:
The economy is still dead. If a successful pizza place struggles to stay open, it’s got to be economy related.