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One of Columbus’ most popular pizza businesses abruptly closed a location this week

One of Columbus’ most popular pizza businesses abruptly closed a location this week

Sav McKee

Delaware residents were shocked to find a “closed” sign on the door and a dead phone line at one of their favorite pizza shops.

On Monday, Massey’s Pizza in Delaware, at 219 S. Sandusky St., abruptly closed with no notice to the public besides the aforementioned. According to some employees, they didn’t even know Massey’s was closing until around 8am Monday morning.  Rich Folk, Massey’s CMO, said that type of sudden closure with no announcement is normal for some franchise owners. 

Folk confirmed the closure, emphasizing that the franchise owner wanted to focus on and put more energy into his other two locations in Powell and Worthington Hills. 


Massey’s has a longstanding history throughout Central Ohio, with legends saying Jim and Dan Massucci (the Massey Brothers) were the first to introduce this crispy, square put pizza to Columbus in 1949, which some refer to as “The Massey Cut.”  They’ve been known for decades as being “The Cadillac of Pizza.”

While there’s now one less place to order this iconic pizza, there are still 13 other locations around Central Ohio. An employee at the Powell location said that for the time being, their delivery drivers are willing to deliver to Delaware since the closure was so sudden. 

According to Folk, another restaurant is moving into that space, but it hasn’t yet been announced which one. “We don’t like to see closures like this,” he said. “It’s tough right now for restaurants.”

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