The Pizza Inn restaurant on Hughes Boulevard closed recently. The chain operated a restaurant in Elizabeth City for 38 years.

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The Pizza Inn restaurant on Hughes Boulevard closed recently. The chain operated a restaurant in Elizabeth City for 38 years.

Pizza Inn in EC closes doors after 38 years

By William F. West

Staff Writer

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After nearly four decades in business, the Elizabeth City Pizza Inn is closed.

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Not Surprised

For a few years now my wife and I wondered how they stayed open. We pass by there every day and very seldom saw cars in the parking lot. Tried eating there about five years ago and it was to say the least, bad. A shame though another business is closed.

Bad building, they should not have not moved

I do not know what is wrong with that building. I've never had a good meal there and more times than not mild food poisoning. This includes when it was Shoneys. The last time I ate there was at least six years ago. Does not surprise that they are closing. Pizza Inn lost their identity when they moved to the current location and just became "another" boring pizza place. I too miss the old Pizza Inn. I have to laugh when I see comments that blame politics for bad business decisions or changing public tastes. I do not know of anyone who thinks eating pizza as a special night out anymore, that was not the case twenty years go though. Also, there is more competition and in my taste better completion (Big Daddy's Pizza and Vans Pizza). There is plenty of things to blame the president for but he is not responsible for the closing of a Pizza Inn.

Bad building, they should not have not moved

I do not know what is wrong with that building. I've never had a good meal there and more times than not mild food poisoning. This includes when it was Shoneys. The last time I ate there was at least six years ago. Does not surprise that they are closing. Pizza Inn lost their identity when they moved to the current location and just became "another" boring pizza place. I too miss the old Pizza Inn. I have to laugh when I see comments that blame politics for bad business decisions or changing public tastes. I do not know of anyone who thinks eating pizza as a special night out anymore, that was not the case twenty years go though. Also, there is more competition and in my taste better completion (Big Daddy's Pizza and Vans Pizza). There is plenty of things to blame the president for but he is not responsible for the closing of a Pizza Inn.

Thanks Barack Obama!

You can thank the economy crunch on the President. But you wanted 4 more years of this so now you got it!

Oh he has broad shoulders, he

Oh he has broad shoulders, he can carry it. He inherited most of the 'economy crunch' from the former administration; they are famous for that.

I also remember Pizza Inn...

I remember Pizza Inn when it was beside the "bowling alley" back in the day. We ate there many times growing up. Later, when they moved a little farther down the road, I believe I was an adult then with children of my own. I know we had a few of my son's (18 years old in Dec.) Birthday Party's there and some for my youngest daughter (9 years old in Sept.). There aren't to many places to have Birthday Party's around here!!! I remember a family member commenting, "IS THAT WHITE HORSE GOING TO EVER DIE"??? Every child in our family (around 20 of them) has had at least one Birthday Party at Pizza Inn within the past 18 years!!! "EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM HAVE PHOTOGRAPHS WHICH WERE TAKEN OF THEM WITH THEIR FAMILY/FRIENDS ON THAT WHITE HORSE"!!! "I THINK PIZZA INN SHOULD "DONATE" THAT HORSE TO US, BECAUSE WE BOUGHT IT AT LEAST 200 TIMES OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!! I am only joking concerning this comment though. It's a shame to see some businesses going under in this town!!! "It is not like we have a "slew" of them anyway. Our selections are far and in between in this town anyway. "IF YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE ONE AWAY", "AT LEAST", "REPLACE IT WITH ANOTHER", (OR TWO) "SO WE DO NOT HAVE TO TRAVEL TO VIRGINIA", (GIVING THEM OUR NC MONEY) OR, "GREENVILLE", WHICH IS ABOUT A 1 AND A HALF HOUR DRIVE FOR US"!!! This town needs to grow, not shrink!!!

WOW!!!

I live in Boone NC now but was born and raised till the age of 13 in Elizabeth City and I am shocked at this news! I can still rember many birthdays and birthday parties for my friends and I at Pizza Inn!! What a sad day this is!!!!!!! Ray Umphlett

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