quietly closed its Woodbury location on July 1 after a partner retired.
The decision came because it would have been difficult to run the Woodbury spot—a deli rather than its longtime Newport restaurant—without him, according to owner Gus Tinucci.
The move had nothing to do with the performance of the Woodbury location, Tinucci said. The restaurant has had a spot in the city for the past eight and a half years, he said.
The restaurant originated in nearby Newport in 1958.
The Woodbury deli was located in the Eagle Valley Marketplace on the east(*) side of town at 2190 Eagle Creek Lane.
Tinucci said there are no plans to reopen the Woodbury location.
(*) An earlier version of this story said "west."