After nearly five years of business, the Mangia Pizza & Pasta Co. located at 3112 S. 9th St. in Oshtemo Township, closed their doors a little over two weeks ago. The community was curious about what the fate of the building would be and now it has been revealed that the owners of Jac's Cekola's Pizza are purchasing the building to make way for a new sports bar.

Mangia's owner Emilio Dacoba told MLive that he wasn't too interested in selling at first:

They pursued us to purchase that property for almost a year. Finally, we thought, 'OK,' and we made them an offer and they accepted it. It will be a second location for Jac's.

Terms of the deal were not discussed however, Dacoba did give employees of Mangia's Pizza the option to be transferred to their Downtown Kalamazoo restaurant, Mangia Mangia if they were interested.  The owner of Jac's, Bill Cekola was not able to be reached to elaborate on his plans for the new location.




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