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Restaurant Closings: ZoZos, Pizzeria De Santos

Posted by Matt Cipriano | 5 Comments

Back in June we wrote about Zozo’s and Pizzeria De Santos having appeared in real estate ads as being on the sales block. After a couple of phone calls and some chats with people, we retracted our original statement and moved along on our merry way.

Well, a mere four months later, Pizzeria De Santos has closed down and is under re-construction to become a new restaurant. Zozo’s held out a bit longer, but shuttered its doors in the past two weeks and is now in the process of being turned into a Noodle Bar (because sandwiches are so 2006 and Noodle Bars are the new Sandwich Shops).

Zozo’s closure is, in fact, so recent that they are still receiving deliveries of bread (boxes of newly delivered bread are lined the inside of the gated window). Apparently, the brown paper covering up the windows did not discourage the baker’s delivery person.

You don’t listen to us, you tell us we’re wrong, and then BLAM!* we turn out to be right on both accounts.

Also, for those of you keeping track of the ever-changing landscape of Orchard restaurants: Core (191 Orchard St.), which was formerly One91, formerly Heirloom, formerly Cafe Lika, and formerly Mooza has closed down and, after yet another redesign, has reopened once again. It is now the Sixth Ward. That makes 6 restaurants in five years. You have to ask how come no one has gotten the hint that this is not a good location for a restaurant?

*a little nod there to NEA [for the very few who know what that means]


5 Responses to “Restaurant Closings: ZoZos, Pizzeria De Santos”

  1. Josh
    November 5th, 2007 @

    I will admit I do not know what NEA means. Please explain.

  2. Matt Cipriano
    November 5th, 2007 @

    As I said… “for the very few who know what that means.” I think we have at least one reader who actually knows what I am talking about…

  3. Josh
    November 5th, 2007 @

    A search of “blam” and “NEA” on el interneto turns up this explanation, for those who care.

  4. American Madness » Blog Archive » Noodle Madness
    March 14th, 2008 @

    [...] we have previously mentioned that the sandwich shop formerly known as Zozo’s was going to be replaced with a noodle shop on the corner of Orchard and Stanton, there is now a banner up so we know that [...]

  5. American Madness » Blog Archive » AM at Dinner: Slurp
    April 2nd, 2008 @

    [...] had been anxiously monitoring its construction so we were excited to see what they had to [...]

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