Save Tony Tutto's Pizza!

Tony's Pizza is threatened to be demolished by new owners! The current restaurant and deck would be bulldozed and replace by a new building and parking area. Tony is being offered a new space but with all the uncertainties, such as a new rent amount and drastically different space, the business may not survive. Please write the MV Panning Commission: ksvanstrom@cityofmillvalley.org or attend the meeting Monday March 10 at 7pm at City Hall.
Geoff Flint March 08, 2014 at 01:39 AM
Tony Tutto's Pizza is amazing! It would be a shame to see it go or have to move.
Scott March 10, 2014 at 08:33 PM
Not sure how, or even why, the planning commission should favor one business (Tony's) over another (the building owner). In fact, I think it would be utterly inappropriate of them to do so. The commission already oversteps their bounds by huge margins as it is, please do not encourage them to do so even more.
Obligatory Obloquy March 29, 2014 at 03:32 AM
It somehow wouldn't fit the pattern for a useful/affordable/quality business to last in Mill Valley for more than a few years, now, would it?
Scott April 01, 2014 at 05:29 PM
You would have to ask why they cannot last. Often it's either a bad business model or bad execution. I know the common refrain here is to blame rising rents but that's a fallacy. If rents are too high and businesses cannot make it, then demand for space will decline and rents will fall such that businesses can make it. That's not it. I suspect it's the business model. Theirs is a business that would normally rely on a heavy dose of walk-in traffic yet they are located where there are limited walk-in opportunities. I would also not discount bad execution - how well run is that operation from a financial point of view? Only the operators would know.


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