Pizza Centro to close Eldorado location

Teya Vitu, The Santa Fe New Mexican
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Mar. 30—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.