Popular Lodi pizzeria Curioni’s Market to close after nearly 100 years

Curioni's Market has been in business since 1923. It will close down at the end of April. Curioni's Market has been in business since 1923. It will close down at the end of April.
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The owner of a popular pizzeria in Lodi has decided to close the shop after nearly 100 years in business.

Walter Curioni’s grandparents opened Curioni’s Market in 1923. His father took over the shop in 1945 and Curioni took over himself in 1975.

Curioni’s sons have decided not to continue the family business, and he says that he made the bittersweet decision to retire later this month.

“I’ve always said that I had the greatest customers in the world… The response has been tremendous,” Curioni says. “A young man who is a cop in New York City came in yesterday and he said ‘You’ve never worked a day in your life.’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘You enjoyed it.’ And I did.”

Curioni says that he plans to hang up a “Vacation” sign rather than a “Closed” sign just in case his sons change their minds.

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