"Keeping Pizza Luna open just two days a week has proven to be too difficult."
After five years in business, Pizza Luna has permanently closed its doors on the east side of town at 1101 N. Wilmot Rd., #119.
The Portland-inspired pizza concept opened its doors in 2018 by co-owners and operators Tracy and Marc Frankel, who also run businesses in Oregon.
Pizza Luna shared the news about the closure on social media, stating:
“Thank you, Tucson for welcoming us so warmly five years ago. Now it is time to say goodbye. We are grateful for your patronage and all the wonderful memories.”
Due to staffing and other issues related to the pandemic, Pizza Luna had only been opening up its dining room from 4 – 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday — a tough situation for any local business.
“Keeping Pizza Luna open just two days a week has proven to be too difficult.”
However, right next door, Bubbe’s Fine Bagels, has been on a roll as of late — a second location is currently in the works — and the shop is expected to take over the space Pizza Luna is leaving behind. Late last year, longtime Pizza Luna employee, Kyle Leuer, along with his partner Becca Groff, opened up the bagel shop with the help of Marc and Tracy Frankel.