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Downtown Covington Pizza Restaurant Closes Indefinitely

"Due to circumstances beyond our control, the restaurant will be closed indefinitely. The truck will still be around town, and we still offer catering. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter for updates."

That's the message on a hand-written sign on the front door of Pizza Bomba, the Fifth Street restaurant that closed suddenly after opening last October.

Owner Bill Stone told The River City News, "The restaurant just can't handle the heat of a big pizza oven.  I take my responsibility to make safe food very seriously."

Pizza Bomba was a significant opening in Covington as it made the transition from food truck to bricks-and-mortar location shortly after the City of Covington's decision to allow food trucks to operate, prompting some light protests from other restaurant owners.

One argument in favor of food trucks was that they may eventually turn into bricks-and-mortar locations, as Pizza Bomba proved possible.

Known for its quirky takes on pizza, with such offerings as Crab Rangoon Pizza, Stone posted to the business's Fcaebook and Twitter pages that is searching for a new location and hopes to reopen soon.

The Fifth Street location has been the site of a few short-lived restaurants including Wolf & Co. Bistro, Flippin' Jimmy's Burgers, and Red Light, all in the past five years.

Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News

Photo: Pizza Bomba/RCN