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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:44 AM

Controversial Cottontown Pizza Shop to Close

Citta del Cotone, the pizza place that opened in Cottontown in November 2018 and quickly became the center of controversy after co-owner Rick Marzan posted questionable social media content, is closing after less than a year in business. The restaurant’s last day is Saturday, June 15, and the announcement was made via social media on June 11.

The restaurant specializes in Neapolitan-style pizzas, made with tomatoes, mozzarella and a special kind of flour. Citta del Cotone also offers several variations on the Neopolitan pizza, including a Pizza Noah that includes blueberries and bacon.

Soon after Citta opened in Cottontown, people began sharing screenshots from Marzan’s personal Facebook page. The screencaps showed Marzan sharing conservative memes. One reads, “LGBT? You mean liquor, guns, bacon and tits?” Another shows a man with his pants pulled up to his armpits, with the caption, “When I found out sagging started in the penitentiary to let other inmates know that you are gay.” The backlash was loud and quick.

Co-owner Tommy Price tells Free Times the restaurant got off to a shaky start with the social media blip and they were never able to shake it.

Read more: https://www.postandcourier.com/free-times/food/controversial-cottontown-pizza-shop-to-close/article_c9cc3d56-8e02-11e9-8fc6-03088fbdceb9.html
(Columbia Free Times)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:24 AM

1. The wonderful, magical hand of the vaunted Free Market, at work!

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Response to NBachers (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:33 AM

2. You can't fix the stupid.

I never was a fan of Neapolitan pizza. What's pizza without the pizza sauce?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:33 AM

3. Its an American tradition: we like to know and like to like those we do business with ...

in our home communities.

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