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Hatboro's Manja Pizzeria Readies for Sandy

Owners have boarded up the frequently flood-prone Manja Pizzeria as Hurricane Sandy nears.

Hatboro's Manja Pizzeria Readies for Sandy Hatboro's Manja Pizzeria Readies for Sandy Hatboro's Manja Pizzeria Readies for Sandy Hatboro's Manja Pizzeria Readies for Sandy

As winds pick up and rain starts to fill nearby Pennypack Creek, the owners of Manja Pizzeria opted to close Monday 

Instead of kneading dough, spreading sauce and sprinkling cheese to make some gourmet pizzas, co-owner Anastasia Sampaio shared with Patch that Manja owners relocated chairs, shop vacs and other goods to higher ground on Monday morning.

"We are not opening because we had to clear the shop just to make sure we didn't lose anything," Sampaio wrote in an e-mail to Patch. "We are all boarded up. There is no flooding as of yet but we just don't know what to expect."

A year before, the previous business owner of the 332 S. York Road space - Quig's Pizzeria Grille - was forced to close and relocate to the other end of town after being hit by two back-to-back floods resulting from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. 

Manja had opened this spring, even while the property owners contemplated a government buyout. It was determined a few months ago that a

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