A staple of Laurel is closing its doors for good after 40 years of business in the community.
The owners of Pasta Plus Market & Restaurant shared the sad news on Facebook on Wednesday.
For nearly 40 years, we have had the great honor of serving our community and sharing the food that is so close to our hearts. With a happy heart and immense amount of gratitude, we have decided to close Pasta Plus Restaurant & Market.
No amount of words can truly express our appreciation and thankfulness for our customers and your continued support. Whether you've only shared a meal with us once or if you were a regular who attended wine dinners and our trips to Italy - being able to serve you and get to know you has been an opportunity of a lifetime and is something so special to us. The memories you have given us during our decades in Laurel will be cherished forever.
From the bottom of our hearts - thank you to our customers, thank you to the City of Laurel, and thank you to the Pasta Plus team. You all have made our dream possible.
Max & Sabatino
No exact reason was given for why the owners are choosing to close Pasta Plus, but a week ago the restaurant was abruptly closed due to staffing shortages while some employees waited for COVID-19 test results.
The Facebook post received over 1,000 comments and shares, with many customers sharing their memories and expressing their sadness over the news.