The owners took to Facebook, where they expressed their deepest appreciation to their loyal fan base over the years.
LAUREL, Md. – Local restaurant Laurel Pasta Plus is closing its doors to the public after nearly 40 years in business.
The owners used Facebook in a heartfelt message explaining their decision and thanking their loyal customers for their endless support throughout the years.
“Whether you shared a meal with us only once or you were a regular who attended dinners with wine and our trips to Italy, being able to serve and meet you has been a once in a lifetime opportunity …” letter declared.
The owners, brothers Max and Sabatino Mazziotti, also shared that due to the myriad of questions about gift cards, customers should wait until more information about the restaurant’s closure is announced.
The restaurant says they are still developing a plan to shut down all aspects of the business.
Customers should also note that there is no one in the restaurant to regularly monitor phone calls and emails.
“We will continue to send updates as we get them,” the restaurant said on its Facebook page. Read the full statement below:
For almost 40 years, we have had the great honor of serving our community and sharing the food that is so close to our hearts. With a happy heart and immense gratitude, we have decided to close Pasta Plus Restaurant & Market. No amount of words can truly express our appreciation and appreciation for our customers and their continued support. Whether you have shared a meal with us just once or you were a regular who attended wine dinners and our trips to Italy, being able to serve and meet you has been the opportunity of a lifetime and it is something so special to us. The memories you have given us during our decades at Laurel will be cherished forever. From the bottom of our hearts, thanks to our clients, thanks to the city of Laurel and thanks to the Pasta Plus team. You have all made our dream possible.
Since the pandemic, many local restaurants have been severely affected due to increasing cases, supply shortages and staffing problems.
On Friday, the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) released a letter signed by current and former mayors of 28 cities asking members of Congress to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).
The letter goes on to say that 60% of adults changed their eating habits due to the delta variant according to the National Restaurant Association. The omicron variant is causing the same hesitation among diners across the country.
It is important to note that most restaurants have take-out options that customers can take advantage of if they are not comfortable dining in public spaces.
Pasta Plus has yet to announce when the last business day will be.
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