Ray’s Pizza, ‘the’ Ray’s Pizza, Will Close on Sunday

""The New York Times reports, “Fifty-two years and countless oven-hot pies later, Ray’s Pizza — the Ray’s Pizza — will serve its last slice on Prince Street on Sunday.”

“The pizzeria announced its imminent closing over the summer, but only last week settled on the hard date. The closing follows a legal dispute over rent and a lease that followed its owner’s death in 2008. The manager of Ray’s, Helen Mistretta, 79, said that while a new pizzeria seemed ready to move into the location, the future of Ray’s Pizza and the Italian restaurant next door that shares its name remained uncertain. ‘I went to look at a place, but it needed too much money for renovations,’ she said. ‘And rents are ridiculous.'”