Today may bring disappointment for some Boston area vegans, who are waking up to the news of one less dining option today.
The update reads:
With heavy hearts, we must announce the closure of Peace o’ Pie’s location in Allston. As many of you know, our restaurant was damaged during the recent extreme cold weather and we have been working to recover from those events. There were a number of unforeseen consequences from the damage that occurred and, unfortunately, we were unable to agree to terms with our landlord on resolving those issues.
We have greatly missed serving you during this time. Over the next several months we will be evaluating opportunities for a new location and for new partnerships that will allow us to bring the Peace o’ Pie experience back to Boston. We ask that you sign up for our mailing list and remain or become a fan of our Facebook page so that we can let you know any future plans that develop. We also invite you to contact us if you know of any business opportunities we should be aware of.
We can’t thank you enough for all of your support and patronage over the last three years.
Yours in peace and pizza,
The Peace o’ Pie Team
BostInno reached out to the Peace O’ Pie team for comment but hasn’t heard back yet.
The restaurant served as a staple for the Allston community, rounding out one of Boston’s most vegan-friendly areas with others like FoMu Alternative Ice Cream and Grasshopper. As proof of its legacy, Peace O’ Pie’s closing announcement garnered more than 250 comments and 105 shares on Facebook overnight, with hundreds lamenting the neighborhood’s loss.
“This is horrible news. You’re my favorite pizza place in all of Greater Boston – and I’m not even a vegan! Sending lots of good wishes as you scout a new location,” wrote one fan.
“Everything is ruined forever!” cried another.
“This hurts like a break-up… I’m so sad I love you guys,” said another, while one person simply (and accurately) summed up the feelings of many, writing only, “F****.”
Many told the pizzeria where they would like to see them reopen next, naming Somerville, Harvard Square, Jamaica Plain, the South Shore and even Worchester as ideal spots for the restaurant. Some suggested starting a Kickstarter or Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to help alleviate the financial stress of reopening.
No matter what Peace O’ Pie decides to do next, one thing is certain – the pizzeria will have loyal followers wherever they go.
In the meantime, check out this slideshow of 10 vegan-friendly restaurants in the Boston area (including the late Peace O’ Pie).
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