Yesterday’s posting about the closing of Venice Restaurant led to the Bayonne Facebook page notifying me of another tragedy—the closing of Chris’ Corner. This is a tough one for The Pizza Snob since theirs was the first pizza I ever tasted while growing up just down the block from this Bayonne landmark.
It’s certainly sad to see our old hometown change as rapidly as it has lately. And with the way Bayonne has been developing, the Chris’ site seems ripe to turn into a residential location.
With the recent fall of Venice, Chris’ and Naples Pizza we have lost three of the cities’ great thin crust bar pies. To my knowledge that leaves The Starting Point, Big Apple and my latest discovery, Kuhl’s Tavern, left to carry the flame. Let’s hope these recipes somehow survive for generations to come.
Here is the message posted yesterday (12/3/16) on the Chris’ Corner Facebook page.
Wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all of our patrons, friends and family for your years of giving us business and friendship here at the CC. We regretfully must close after 57 years on that corner. We are heartbroken. There will be a lot of memories from so many wonderful people we have met over the years. We just can’t do it anymore. I needed to tell all of my staff before putting something official on Facebook. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. Much love to all. Thanks for the memories.
Original Review: 12/10/13
PIZZA SNOB RATING *** Better Than Dominos
NEW PIZZA SNOB RATING R.I.P
117 West 2nd Street
[corner of Humphrey Avenue]
Bayonne, NJ 07002