This one's a shocker: the original location of Zito's Sandwich Shoppe, which opened on Seventh Avenue between Seventh and Eighth Streets in August of 2011 and quickly established itself as one of the best Italian sandwich shops in the city, closed for business today. According to a note the owners, Marcello Bucca and Enzo Conigliaro, posted to Twitter, they lost their lease on the space.
Thankfully, the location on Fifth Avenue, which opened in June of last year between Union and Berkeley, is essentially an exact replica of the original, and isn't going anywhere. "We're examining all options but for now 5th Ave is where we're at for at least 10 years," they also added. They'll also be expanding delivery service from the Fifth Avenue location to cover the Seventh Avenue location's range.
While this is a sad day for sandwich lovers, we should all be very thankful that they opened that second outpost.