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PizzaPapalis’ Greektown restaurant will not reopen

PizzaPapalis in Detroit has a great deep dish pizza in Greektown. Very good Chicago styled pizza.

The fallout from the pandemic has shuttered for great a downtown Detroit landmark restaurant that is been in business for additional than a few a long time.

PizzaPapalis, a beloved pizzeria chain known for its deep-dish pies, will not reopen its Greektown spot and its contents will be sold in an on the net auction starting up Monday, reported Joe Sheena, who co-owns the chain with his brother Mark.

The restaurant has been a fixture on Monroe Avenue in Detroit’s Greektown considering that 1986. All five of PizzaPapalis’ other metro Detroit locations, as very well as a locale in Toledo, Ohio, will remain open up. 

Shut for a lot more than a calendar year simply because of the pandemic, Sheena reported they had been in negotiations to sell the Greektown spot to an unnamed occasion that was to retain it a PizzaPapalis but that the deal fell aside.

“We ongoing to keep the lights on but at this stage, it’s an untenable problem for us,” Sheena stated. “We have resolved to concentrate our focus on our five other spots, which are occupied.”

PizzaPapalis new Detroit-style pizza.

Sheena also cited the lack of lunchtime targeted traffic downtown and that the approximately 10,000-sq.-foot Greektown location, with seating potential for 400, was much too massive to operate in the current eating local weather.

PizzaPapalis’ other areas are not as major , he said, and extra workable.

“It was pretty tricky to run during the pandemic,” Sheena claimed. “Events are a third or 25% of what they made use of to be. We went as extensive as we potentially could.”