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Grafton’s The Pizza Shop Has Shut Its Doors

Photo of The Pizza Shop taken on Dec. 28, 2021. (WYDaily/Nancy Sheppard)

GRAFTON — The Pizza Shop, a local restaurant in Washington Square Shopping Center, appears to have shut its doors, though it is unclear how permanent that may be.

Looking in the window of the shop, which is located at 5214 George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17) in York County, baking racks remain at a standstill and a container on the counter appears to still be coated in flour.

On the outside of the front door and on the transom above, a “Notice Of Recovery of Possession” has been taped, apparently by the location’s landlord.

The Pizza Shop in Washington Square Shopping Center, located in Grafton, appears to be closed (WYDaily/Nancy Sheppard)

The notice reads, “Take notice that the owner of these premises, Grafton II Associates, LLP, has recovered possession of these premises for the limited purpose of re-renting them, and has secured the contents of the premises to protect its landlord’s lien. Any attempt to enter or otherwise disturb these premises without authorization is unlawful.”

The Pizza Shop was first opened in 1982. On Jan. 1, 2018, Brandon Triolet, who started working at restaurant in 1999 at the age of 15, took over ownership from Brian Betts. In 2020, the restaurant underwent renovations, including its floor.

The restaurant’s menu featured pizza, salad, bread, stromboli, wings, and an array of subs.

While a Google search lists the restaurant as permanently closed, no one with authority has confirmed this. It is also unclear as to the reason behind what appears to be a sudden closure. WYDaily called the restaurant and noted that the phone number was disconnected. The Pizza Shop’s Facebook page has not been updated since Oct. 17, 2021.

WYDaily has reached out to S. L. Nusbaum Realty Co. as well as the York County Economic Development. We will update this article as more information becomes available.

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