Pizza Centro in Eldorado will close permanently April 12 after a dozen years in the community 15 miles south of Santa Fe.

Brothers Nathan and Jason Aufrichtig first launched their trio of New York-style pizzerias in Eldorado’s Agora Center, but one year of the coronavirus pandemic led the brothers to stick to their two Santa Fe locations.

“COVID just impacted a lot of businesses,” Jason Aufrichtig said. “It’s just one of those things that we needed to consolidate.”

Aufrichtig said they had a month-to-month lease for several months in Eldorado.

Jason Aufrichtig also owns the Counter Culture Cafe, which reopens Thursday.

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zach miller

That's what happens when taxpayer dollars that were suppose to go to small businesses instead go to Mitch McConnell's wife.

Katherine Martinez

No, that was Nancy Pelosi's $25,000 ice cream freezer...didn't you catch that headline?

Jim Klukkert

No Katherine Martinez, we did not catch that headline. Most of us are following bread and butter issues, as well as those of Public Health. Seems things are going better for many working Americans. We are more concerned for how these folks will keep their Pizza business going, than interested in your compulsive fascination with the high jinx of the powerful in D.C. or on Wall Street.

Katherine Martinez

The original comment was actually fixated with Washington's Mitch McConnell or his wife, so someone is shading the truth.

Jim Klukkert

Katherine Martinez is trying to deflect from Z. Miller's allegation that Covid Relief funds went to 1%r Republicans who are 'connected.' Typical of Ms. Martinez, who loves to throw shade on the progress we are making with the new folks in charge of the country.

Katherine Martinez

I think you miss the broader point Jim. There are plenty of instances of political hijacking or mis-diversion of funds and greed by both parties. Can you agree and be civil about that for once?

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