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.