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Zing Pizza - Porter Square

mocooks Aug 31, 2011 07:58 AM

So I found out last night when I attempted to order pizza for dinner that Zing's in Porter Square is closed until further notice for a "reorganization". Does anybody know what is going on? I feel like this is an extremely bad sign and will be very disappointed if they are no longer an option.

Zing Pizza
1923 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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    ChocolateMilkshake RE: mocooks Aug 31, 2011 08:10 AM

    From their Facebook page
    "Our vacation over and we are sched to reopen Tues Aug 30 BUT because of major staffing changes we will be closed until further notice. To our customers and friends we are very sorry for the inconvenience and hope that once we reopen the doors you all will reappear. Best, Mark Ostow (owner)"

    The owner also provided an email address, if you wanted to contact him for further details.

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    1. re: ChocolateMilkshake
      mocooks RE: ChocolateMilkshake Aug 31, 2011 08:21 AM

      I saw that too but I am just wondering if there is more too it or if anybody had any insider information. A business going on vacation and then closing indefinitely is never a good sign.

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        davidcaldw RE: ChocolateMilkshake Mar 2, 2012 05:32 PM

        I think that they are trying to sell the business at this location.

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          Boston_Otter RE: davidcaldw Mar 3, 2012 10:19 AM

          A discussion about this on Davis Square's Livejournal has comments from former employees saying that they have little faith that the business will reopen at all.


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            Moopheus RE: davidcaldw Mar 4, 2012 10:47 AM

            Keeping the place closed and driving away the employees would not seem a good way to do that.

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              Boston_Otter RE: Moopheus Mar 5, 2012 07:13 AM

              The idea of abruptly closing a popular, successful business on a whim and keeping it closed while paying rent on prime Porter Square real estate seems insane to me, but I don't know the whole story behind what happened.

              1. re: Boston_Otter
                Blumie RE: Boston_Otter Mar 5, 2012 08:03 AM

                How do you know it was successful? The fact that they closed suggests otherwise (although life events, such as death and divorce, do on occasion bring down successful restaurants!).

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