A couple of favorite local restaurants -- including one that’s been around for decades -- shut their doors this month.
La Piazza — founded and owned by a member of the longest continually operating restaurant family in the Miami Valley — shut its doors for good at the close of business Saturday night, Feb. 3.
Located at 2 N. Market St. on Troy’s town square, La Piazza was launched by Michael and Jennifer Anticoli in 1992, and celebrated its 25th anniversary last year.
“Being the last operating member of my family's 87-year restaurant history creates a feeling of importance but it also helps me put it into perspective,” Michael Anticoli told this news outlet on the day his restaurant shut down for good. “I want to feel as if I've done my name proud and know that, as I leave, I was able to make a contribution to the effort that began so long ago.”
The Centerville restaurant that closed permanently earlier this week may not be gone for long, according to a spokesman for the restaurant’s owners.
This news outlet reported Wednesday morning, Feb. 7 that the Buffalo Wings & Rings restaurant at 894 S. Main St. (Ohio 48) in the Centerville Square Shopping Center had shut down for good on Monday, Feb. 5 — but the chain apparently hasn’t given up on the Dayton area.
According to a company spokesman: “We recently made the decision to close our Centerville location. With the lease ending, we have decided to explore other options for where a restaurant can thrive within the area and best serve our fans in Montgomery and Greene counties.”