Marco’s Pizza Closes Jamestown Location

Crews move supplies and equipment after Marco’s Pizza closed its Jamestown location this week. A sign posted on the front door cited increasing labor costs as a reason for the shuttering. P-J photo by Eric Tichy

A Jamestown pizza shop has closed its doors.

Marco’s Pizza, located at 607 N. Main St., reportedly closed Monday morning, leaving vacant a space next to Family Video and a location easily accessible for late-night movie seekers.

According to a sign posted on the front door, the location was “permanently closed due to ever increasing labor costs from the State of New York. We thank you for your business. We have appreciated your loyalty over the years.”

A man who identified himself as the general manager said he could not comment on the sudden shuttering. He directed questions to Hoogland Foods, owner of Marco’s Pizza. The company did not return a call Tuesday.

Crews were seen taking equipment from the store and loading it onto a truck.

Marco’s Pizza came to Jamestown in 2013. The Toledo-based company said the “one-stop-shop” with Family Video next door made it a good choice to set roots in the city. For patrons, a window existed between the two stores where someone could rent a movie and order a pizza at the same time.

“What we try to do is put one of our Marco’s Pizza locations next to our Family Video stores for a couple of reasons,” said Jim Lyon, regional director for Hoogland Foods, in March 2015. “One is it’s a business we already own, but two is we believe there is a very good marriage between pizza and movies.”

Marco’s Pizza has more than 800 stores nationwide. The closest locations now are in Erie, Pa., and Millcreek Township, Pa.

Family Video remains open next door.