New Town Pizzeria Closes

November 30th, 2009 by Kim Lenz

zpizza-front-doorNew 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.”

7 Responses to New Town Pizzeria Closes

  1. Anonymous

    November 30, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I worked at Z for about a week and a half before I quit because they were so poorly managed and it was such a lousy place to work. Apparently I was the fifth or sixth employee to walk out on them mid-shift. At the time, I told my friends that I wouldn’t be surprised if they closed within a year.

    The shame of it all is they have (or had) a great product (I still ordered from them occasionally, even after quitting, because the pizza was great) and the owners seemed like pretty decent people – they just didn’t seem to know what they were doing.

  2. Anonymous

    December 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    We liked their pizza too but the music was too loud, service poor and it took a long time to get your food.

  3. Anonymous

    December 1, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    The rents in the New Town area seem to be triple of what other places in town charge. No wonder they’re losing leases. How can business owners afford to pay employees? Sure…all we need is more businesses that can’t even offer their employees basic health insurance or a single paid sick day because they can hardly afford the rent. New Town management should look for businesses that keep employees around and offer outstanding benefits. That benefits everyone.

  4. Anonymous

    December 2, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I have to agree with the other posts that this place appeared poorly run. We went a couple of times, and yes, the food was pretty good, but it took FOREVER to get our food, and the staff didn’t seem very well managed.
    I’m not that sorry to see it go, and hopefully something better will take it’s place.

  5. Anonymous

    December 2, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    How hard is it to run a pizza joint?

    First Old Navy, now Z-Pizza. How many more merchants in New Town will bite the dust? And the High Street shopping center is still a ghost town. The Marquis is really lighting it up too. Good thing we bulldozed all those trees!

  6. Anonymous

    December 8, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I don’t know about the no trespassing. When I first saw the sign in the window & the place closed, there was a big plate of cookies on the counter. But two days later they were gone. Maybe the landlord took them as rent?

  7. Anonymous

    December 13, 2009 at 1:39 am

    [quote name=”BoutrosBoutros-Ghali”]How hard is it to run a pizza joint?

    First Old Navy, now Z-Pizza. How many more merchants in New Town will bite the dust? [/quote]
    Old Navy left because New Town charged a percentage of their sales. They were stupid to sign thst deal to begin with.
    Also, the pizza was way too expensive at Z-Pizza. I understand and welcome the organic and healthy alternatives but they were very sparse on the toppings for a $20 medium pizza!

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