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Haymarket Pizza has closed for good

"Anyone who's ever had Haymarket Pizza knows there's nothing like it, and that we've always done our best to keep our prices reasonable, even during tough times."

Haymarket Pizza
Haymarket Pizza has closed. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

After 50 years of serving slices, Haymarket Pizza announced that it has permanently closed.

In a Facebook post published Wednesday, the casual pizza shop at 106 Blackstone St. reflected on its history and dedicated following.

“Originally known as Al Capone’s in the 1960’s, the name was eventually changed to Haymarket Pizza for its location in the middle of Boston’s oldest outdoor market, Haymarket,” the post read. “Many of our patrons are lifelong customers who grew up visiting the market as children and have made Haymarket Pizza a part of their family tradition. With such a meaningful history in the heart of Boston, we’ve been blessed with countless friendships and memories over the years at Haymarket Pizza.”

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“Anyone who’s ever had Haymarket Pizza knows there’s nothing like it,” the post continued, “and that we’ve always done our best to keep our prices reasonable, even during tough times.”

The pizza shop, which closed after 28 years under its current ownership, ended its message with appreciation.

“With deep gratitude, we thank you for your loyalty and support during our long time in business,” it concluded.

Customers shared memories of the cash-only joint and expressed disappointment at its closing.

“Haymarket was always our first stop when we got off the plane from California,” wrote Debbie Rosa Stoffel. “We have LOVED your pizza since our sons, now in their 40s, were young. Wishing you the best in whatever the future holds! Haymarket will be greatly missed! “

Paul McAllister wondered if he could buy it: “Thru the years I have told anyone that would listen Haymarket Pizza was the best slice in Boston, better than Santarpio’s and way better than the original Regina’s because of the taste of the crust,” he wrote. “I can’t believe the store is closed. Can I buy it?”

“Those that know, knew that Haymarket was where you went for a couple of slices and a Coke, that never broke the bank,” Bruce Owens reminisced. “Not the long line at Ernesto’s or the overpriced slice at Regina’s in Quincy Market. You gentlemen are going to be missed.”

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