Welp, the closure is confirmed. The owner replied yesterday to my queries via email:
“I am sorry happened really fast and since i am there last 18 years it was sad and hard. I will do some other location or always want to go culinary school i don’t know yet. All i know time has come to make some changes in my business life.”
I asked him if the scuttlebutt about Pupatella coming was true and he replied:
“There will be good local people replacing us, it will be good change for the neighborhood. I will alway miss the place and all of you.
Thank you supporting us all those years.
Stay tuned on all fronts.