Arinell Pizza, a pioneering supplier of New York-style slices in the Bay Area, has closed its location in San Francisco’s Mission District after 33 years in business. The small but bustling store was “between a rock and a hard place,” Arinell owner Ron Demirdjian told The Chronicle in an interview last month as sales plummeted and costs rose.
The closure was first reported by Mission Local. Reached by phone, Demirdjian confirmed the news, citing staff shortages and an ongoing economic crisis. Arinell’s original Berkeley location, founded in 1975, remains open.