Once voted eatsalem.com Restaurant of the Year, Apizza in Stayton has closed down for good. This is from their press release:
The company said that although it had been marginally profitable since opening, the $4 gas crunch followed by the general recession made the last two years difficult. “Stayton has been hit hard by the recession, and it’s too bad because this is a wonderful town in which to do business,” said Steve Robinson, one of Apizza’s owners.
The business was not profitable enough to support its two owners, and “frankly, we’re just burned out,” Robinson’s business partner Shannon Tureck said. “We had some fun and we enjoyed meeting a lot of new friends. We hate to see it go, but it was time,” he said.