Minimum Wage Hike Blamed For Cici's Pizza Closure

Minimum Wage Hike Blamed For Cici's Pizza Closure

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The increase in the state's minimum wage has caused a pizza place in Watertown to close its doors, according to its owner.

Kirk Gilchrist, the owner of Cici's Pizza says the business wasn't making enough revenue.

The pizza place was open for 7 years and employed 10 to 12 people.

The state's minimum wage for fast food restaurants increased to $11.75 as of December 31.

The closure comes after Gilchrist shut down Cold Stone Creamery in the same location in November.

He says the bad summer weather and then a terrible December was too much to overcome.

Gilchrist says he hopes to reopen Bommarito's, a sub shop that was in the same location, at some point.

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