It’s been a rough few months for local pizza lovers.
First, Bombay Pizza closed after a fire at the Alvarado Place Shopping Center put it and several other establishments temporarily out of business in October.
Now, longtime local pizza parlor The New Yorker Pizza and chain restaurant Papa John’s have closed their doors.
Readers reported The New Yorker Pizza shutting down about a month ago, with readers notifying us of Papa John’s closure last week.
Known for its 24-inch “King Kong” pizza and $1.99 jumbo slices, The New Yorker Pizza was popular among residents on the east side of town, especially students at the nearby James Logan High School. It was located at 34391 Alvarado-Niles Rd. and had been in business since 1988.
The storefront now appears completely empty, with only a “space available” sign remaining.
Though the former Papa John’s isn’t entirely empty — there are still a couple tables with chairs stacked on top of them — it’s clearly out of business. All exterior signage, save for one sign, have been removed and most of its furnishings have been taken out.
The restaurant, which was located at 30593 Union City Blvd., is no longer listed on the Papa John’s website. It was located in one of the newer plazas along Union City Boulevard that struggled to attract retail businesses.
The nearest Papa John’s locations are 39724 Cedar Blvd. in Newark and 2198 E. 14th St. in San Leandro, according to the website.
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