Angilo's Pizza, at 329 W. Pike St., announced before the New Year that they would be ceasing operations on Jan. 5.
"Due to unforseen circumstances with the economy and distribution we regret to inform you that after 60 years and 4 Generations we are closing our doors," the pizzeria wrote in a Facebook post. "We've made so many customers over the years that have turned into friends and mostly family to us."
The community support for the restaurant has been evident on social media, with Facebook users posting memories and well wishes.
One user commented, in part, "Omg i love me some Angilo's pizza i been eating them since my mom first moved us to Covington Kentucky social see them go is a real sad thing I just got my kids used to eating y'all they love eating the hoagies the pizzas the chicken the loaded fries we love everything about Angelo's Pizza so sorry to see you all go hope there is more and better to come in 2022 for you all."
With Angilo's replying, "we hate to go too. Alot of sadness right now trust me. ...it breaks my heart to leave our legacy, families and friends we've grown to love. We appreciate each and every one of you."
The pizzeria also replied to several posts, remembering specific favorite orders and family members.
Angilo's Pizza says they will be open for carry-out or delivery, and are in fact opening early on Jan. 4 — at 10 a.m. instead of 11 a.m. Due to demand, the restaurant had to close early on Jan. 3.
"To all my incredibly awesome customers!!!! Thank you so so very much for the out pouring love and orders tonight!!!! Because of you I did indeed run out of stock and had to close early," the pizzeria posted to Facebook. "I wasn't at all expecting this and will be forever great full!!!!! We open tomorrow for another fantastic day fully stocked at 10a.m to serve all of you!! I can for sure feel the love and great full to all I was able to see and speak with today."
Angilo's is a local pizza and hoagie chain that has been in operation since 1958. Each restaurant is "individually owned and operated," according to the main website.
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