Glen Cove has one less pizzeria to choose from with the shuttering of Tuscani Brick Oven Pizza and Restaurant.
Two "For Rent" signs appeared in the Forest Ave. shop's windows this week. Its owner was reached by phone and confirmed the closing. He declined to discuss the circumstances.
"I'm not surprised, with all the competition right there," said Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce executive director Phyllis Gorham. Forest Pizza occupies a larger, more visible building across the street, and Amalfi Pizza gets a steady amount of traffic in the Stop & Shop shopping center across Walnut Rd. A number of other pizza places dot the city, Gorham noted.
Tuscani opened in 2011. One of the signs in its window advertises the rental as a pizza restaurant.