Friday, March 18, 2016

Capri Pizza in Arlington Heights Is Currently Closed; Exact Status Unknown

A pizzeria in the northwest suburbs of Boston that has been in business for nearly a quarter century is closed, and no one seems to know why and if/when it could reopen.

According to a number of sources, Capri Pizza in Arlington Heights has been locked up and dark for nearly a week, with multiple phone calls to the Mass. Ave, spot going directly to voicemail. We have reached out to people involved in local businesses and politics in the area this week but no confirmation as to the status of Capri has been given as of yet, though it has been confirmed that the shop recently came under new ownership.

Capri Pizza first opened in the early 1990s, taking over what had been Charlie's Pizza.

The address for Capri Pizza is 1323 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02476.

[March 23 update: A Facebook post from the daughter of the previous owners of Capri indicates that the pizzeria remains closed and that her father apparently wants to try to help reopen the place. It doesn't appear that the new owners have said anything about the closing on social media (the Capri page hasn't been updated since February 12), nor does there appear to be any response to the previous owner's wish to get the shop up and running once again. As soon as we receive more updates, we will post them here. (Ed note: A note within the Facebook page of The Arlington List indicates that the family that used to run Capri also runs Uncle Mickey's Place in Wilmington, which remains open.)]

[April 2 update: Capri remains closed, with no immediate signs of the place reopening.]

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