Rosati’s in Normal closing Friday

The restaurant announced Wednesday on its Facebook page the doors will close Friday at the end of business hours. (Rosati’s Pizza of Normal/Facebook)


By Neil Doyle

NORMAL – Rosati’s Pizza in Normal announced Wednesday on Facebook its doors will be closing on Friday.

“It is with a very heavy heart that we announce Rosati’s of Normal will be closing it’s doors permanently on Friday 4/26 at 10 p.m.,” according to the post.  “Our time in the community has been absolutely wonderful, but it is time for us to move on.”

The restaurant is located at 1720 Bradford Lane. No explanation was given why the business is closing.

There is another Rosati’s in Bloomington located at 203 N. Prospect Rd. That restaurant remains open.

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