Long-standing pizzeria closes for a day after allegedly incurring damage from a hammer-wielding vandal

Jack McLaughlin

While it plans to reopen today, Carlucci’s Pizza was closed yesterday, due to a power outage that was allegedly caused by a hammer-wielding vandal.

A post made to Carlucci’s social media account yesterday afternoon states that the pizzeria, which is located at 8757 Smokey Row Rd. in Powell, was forced to close yesterday due to the outage.

“Our plaza was vandalized early this morning, they took a hammer to our electrical panel. We therefore lost a ton of product,” the statement reads.


Carlucci’s could not be reached for comment by the time this story was published, so some of the details of the alleged vandalism are still unclear.

An employee from Riot Ink, a tattoo shop located in the same plaza as Carlucci’s, confirmed that it also lost power yesterday. Riot Ink is currently open for business, and Carlucci’s appears to be all set to reopen today as well.

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