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Pyzano's Update: Property Management Lists Pizzeria Space as 'Available'

Tenant says he was not notified by the the property management company that his space was listed as "available" on their website.

For the past several months, the doors have remained shut at

Readers have questioned whether the eatery will close down for good — especially after property management company Weingarten Realty posted the location as an "available unit" on its website [see photo attached].

Listed as A0M, Pyzano's is one of three spaces listed as avaiable for lease on the 580 Market Place tenant list.

The information was shared on CVLegends' Facebook page earlier this week and many readers reacted as though this was the end for the longtime local pizza joint.

Other readers have added that after phoning the restaurant, a recording states that calls are no longer being accepted at that number.

Pyzano's Owner Frank Gemignani told Castro Valley Patch earlier this week that he was never notified about the realty listing and found it "interesting."

"I'm not a lawyer but this just seems illegal," he said.

He did not release further updates on the status of Pyzano's but said he will do so as that information becomes made available.

Weingarten Realty's Marketing Manager Carrie Murray said this is common practice by landlords "if the lease is coming up for renewal or if the tenant will vacate the space."

However, she did not release further detail regarding the status of Pyzano's.

Back in March, and had hoped to reopen within weeks.

Despite weeks eventually turning into months, the future of Pyzano's continues to remain unclear.

Stacy Poulos June 14, 2012 at 05:46 PM
The Property Management company is horrid, they could care less about the businesses up there. All that I know of, are having a hard time because of the economy. They'll replace the small businesses with large corporations in a heart beat. That's my personal opinion. They still have a notice on Palomares Cafe door, really!? Show some class and take it down.
Analisa Harangozo June 14, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Sue, Frank promised to keep us posted on any updates that come about. Don't worry, as soon as we hear anything, we'll let you know.
Bernie Kempen June 14, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Every time I hear the name Pyzano's Pizza mentioned, I tell the following story. Many years ago Pyzano's sponsored a fundraiser for Proctor Elementary School PTA. On a given night they would donate 10 % of their proceeds if a patron mentioned that Proctor sent them. They never paid.
Gary Allsebrook June 15, 2012 at 04:14 PM
I think I read somewhere that Tony couldn't get an Alameda county permit for a wood burning pizza oven. Maybe that's why they're not reopening.
Alex McMurray June 18, 2012 at 11:20 PM
What on earth happened that put Pyzano's in such disarray? Lousy accounting? I mean, it's kind of silly that it just went to crap as quickly as it did. Anyone home? Hello?

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