New Town’s Z-Pizza is closed, at least for the time being.
A sharply worded note on the door says the landlord shut down the restaurant because the tenant is in default on his lease.
“The landlord of this property has taken possession of the property and contents thereof for safety and security purposes,” the note reads. “The tenant is in default of their lease. No trespassing on this property is allowed! The landlord will pursue criminal prosecution of any persons, including the owner or employee…who enters upon or attempts to enter these premises without the permission of the landlord….”
Nathan Shor, of the company that manages the New Town retail shops, said they’re hoping for a resolution that will put a restaurant – possibly even Z-Pizza – back in that space soon.
The popular shop was closed Sunday. An employee at a nearby business said merchants had been “worried” about whether the pizzeria was making ends meet. “We love their pizza,” the employee said. “They were good neighbors.”
Still, Shor left open the possibility that Z-Pizza would reopen at New Town, saying “stay tuned.”