One less local pie: Pizza Oven closes

The family-owned Pizza Oven, a small pizzeria at 80th and State Line, has closed. The restaurant’s website puts it very simply: “Closed for business.”

When the restaurant opened, in December of 2008, owners Kevin and Chris Ferrel were optimistic about their mom-and-pop pizza parlor, even if the location had a lousy track record: Before the Pizza Oven took it over, the storefront had been home to two unsuccessful Philly cheesesteak joints and a short-lived Asian restaurant.

The Pizza Oven remained opened longer than I predicted. Sure, the location was lousy, but honestly, I never thought the Ferrel’s pizza and sandwiches were all that memorable. I have friends, however, who were fiercely loyal to the restaurant.

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