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Weirdoughs Pizza Announces Closure

Downtown State College restaurant Weirdoughs Pizza announced its closure in a social media post Friday afternoon. The pizza establishment had been located at 204 E. College Ave. since September 2020.

Joseph Boss, the owner of Weirdoughs Pizza, posted a multi-slide statement to the company’s now-private Instagram account, addressing the closure.

“Dear Penn State, today our landlords and us have agreed to part ways,” Boss wrote. “The ending was sudden and unfortunately did not allow us the time to say our final goodbye.”

Weirdoughs was best known for its eccentric social media presence, as explicitly referenced by Boss in his farewell.

“Our goal was to try to serve good pizza and make you laugh your ass off,” Boss wrote. “We wanted you to go on our social media page when you might [have] been having the worst day and just smile and laugh and I think we accomplished that.”

A sign was posted to the location’s door indicated that Continental Real Estate Management “terminated” the lease, explaining the location had not been occupied as of late.

“The business at this leased premises has not been in operation for many days and it appears to have been abandoned,” the sign read. “It has not been possible to contact representatives of the tenant and to verify the safety and security of the premises.”

“Therefore, the landlord has changed the locks in order to secure the premises,” the sign continued. “And to ensure that there is no potential health hazzard [sic], reduce the possibility of damage, and that there is no unauthorized entry onto the premises.”

CJ Gill | Onward State

It is currently unclear if Weirdoughs will return to its previous location, as Boss allowed for the possibility of a return.

“Papa Bear told me to tell you he might make an appearance every now and then to remind all of you in Happy Valley who runs this bitch,” Boss wrote. “It’s goodbye for now, but maybe not goodbye forever.”

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