Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Times on the Pizza Shop's closing



The Times notes the closing of The Pizza Shop on Avenue A... In a comment to us, co-owner Kevin Cole said that the rent was too high... Per the Times:

But the recession took a toll, as did customers’ continuing exodus to Brooklyn’s cool neighborhoods — and the $11,000 monthly rent. "It's hard to be competitive on this strip, and we just weren't doing the volume anymore," said Kevin Cole, 39, one of the four owners and an experienced pizza maker, as well as the front man for the rock band the Turbo A.C.'s.


I hope that they can find some more affordable space somehwere in the neighborhood to open another shop...we need more places like The Pizza Shop here.

5 comments:

Karate Boogaloo said...

Sorry to hear that. It was associated with a couple of the Niagara guys.

Anonymous said...

There are plenty of places like the Pizza Shop. It was just a Pizza Shop. It's not even like it was there for a long time.

Anonymous said...

...oh yeah and having ass pizza probably didn't help

Anonymous said...

Why would an exodus of kids to cooler Brooklyn neighborhoods impact their business? It's not like the EV is being depopulated. No one else eats pizza?

Anonymous said...

Their BBQ & Southwest pizzas were awesome. The staff were good guys too. Hope the find a new location.