HADDONFIELD, NJ — After 33 years in business, Villa Rosa in Haddonfield announced that it is closing its doors forever. An online petition has been launched to save the popular Haddonfield pizzeria.
“Due to the long-lasting impacts of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to permanently close,” the restaurant said in a statement on Friday. “This pandemic has really hit our business hard, and as hard as we tried to stay afloat, some things just aren’t meant to be. Thank you to all of our guests for your loyalty and for keeping us in business for so many years. You have all become family to us! We will miss you all! But it’s time to search for new horizons and see what the future has in store for us. We appreciate everyone’s support during these hard times.”
The owners concluded the statement by thanking the public for an amazing 33 years in Haddonfield, but the response from the public was more than a simple “thank you back.”
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“This is by far the best family restaurant in Haddonfield and deserves a second chance,” Alex Kadar wrote on the Save Villa Rosa! GoFundMe page. “If you ever had one of their delicious slices of pizza and a nice cold soda you wouldn’t hesitate donating! Don’t let COVID run our favorite Italian food and friendly business owners out of Haddonfield!”
As of Monday afternoon, the fundraiser had raised more than $7,700 toward its $100,000 goal.
Villa Rosa closed on Saturday, but first posted this message online:
To donate, visit gofundme.com.