Say it ain't so. Popular Asbury Park pizza place and restaurant, Medusa Stone Fired Kitchen is about to close its doors for good, according to app.

If you're a fan, like so many, the last day to go enjoy one more meal will be this Monday, February 28th (regular hours until then). If you know me, you know why I loved Medusa's pizza so much, that crisp crust from the wood-fired oven. Yum.

Owners Aimée McElroy and Lauren Castellini shared the disappointing news on the restaurant's Facebook page saying, "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Medusa Stone Fired Kitchen will be closing. Our last dinner service will be Monday February 28. We plan to celebrate our closing every day until then by serving up dinner with lots of laughter and gratitude for everyone’s support through these six amazing years. We will never forget all of the friends we have made and the moments we have celebrated together in our little restaurant. A huge thanks to our staff for sharing their passion and creativity to help us grow our vision, which became so much bigger than we could have ever imagined. We continue our journey humbled to have lived our dream and honored to have served our beloved community. It’s been the time of our lives."

Shocked and saddened by the news, many of Medusa's loyal customers commented on the Facebook post saying how much the restaurant will be missed, how it had the best pizza around, and what a big loss for the city it will be.

No word on why it's closing its doors. I wouldn't be surprised if the pandemic took a toll on the business, like it's done to so many other small, local businesses. Sad.

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