Medusa Stone Fired Kitchen is permanently closing in Asbury Park, NJ

Say it’s not. Popular pizzeria and restaurant in Asbury Park, Medusa Stone Fired Kitchen is set to close its doors permanently, according to application.

If you are a fan, like so many others, the last day to go enjoy one more meal will be this Monday, February 28 (regular hours until then). If you know me, you know why I loved Medusa’s pizza so much, that crispy crust from the wood oven. Yum.

Owners Aimée McElroy and Lauren Castellini shared the disappointing news on the restaurant’s Facebook page saying, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closure of Medusa Stone Fired Kitchen. Our last dinner service will be on Monday, February 28. We plan to celebrate our closure every day until there serving dinner with lots of laughter and gratitude for everyone’s support over these six amazing years. We will never forget all the friends we made and the times we celebrated together in our little restaurant. Many thanks to our staff for sharing their passion and creativity to help us grow our vision, which has become so much bigger than we could have ever imagined. We continue our journey humbled to have lived our dream and honored to have served our beloved community. This has been the time of our lives.

Shocked and saddened by the news, many Astonished loyal customers commented on the Facebook post saying how much we will miss the restaurant, how it had the best pizza and what a great loss for the city it will be.

No word on why it’s closing. I wouldn’t be surprised if the pandemic took a toll on the business, as it does for so many other small local businesses. Sad.

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