Long-time restaurant on Maury Avenue to close

The owners of Anna’s Pizza #5 on Maury Avenue in Charlottesville have announced they will be closing at the end of this year after a 46-year run. 

“We appreciate all the love and the relationships we have developed as you allowed us to put great food on your tables,” states a Facebook post made yesterday. “We will greatly miss it, but it is time to move on to our next chapter.

The post does not mention that the building was purchased this April by an entity called Stadium Row LLC. The company purchased two properties that make up the shopping center for $3.05 million. Other tenants include Yuan Ho Chinese Take Out, Rudy’s Dry Cleaners, and Wahoo Wash.  A message to the registered agent was not returned. (Read the April 2022 property transactions)

Will other stores in the shopping center close? (Credit: City of Charlottesville)

Under the city’s existing rules, the land is zoned Neighborhood Commercial Corridor. Under the adopted Future Land Use Map, the property is designated as Urban Mixed Corridor. 

Earlier this month, City Council approved a special use permit for 119-units a block away on Jefferson Park Avenue

As for Anna’s, one of the owners will continue business “as Sapori Della Nonna” with fresh pasta, sweets, Italian dressing, tomato sauce and more. You can follow her on Intsagram at @nonnadelicacies5 and on Facebook at “Sapori Della Nonna.”

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