Andiamo Dearborn restaurant, in business for 17 years, is closing for good on Sunday after losing $3 million during the pandemic.
Owner Joe Vicari, who runs more than 20 restaurants as a part of the Joe Vicari Restaurant Group, notified employees about the closure on Thursday afternoon. The 60 full- and part-time employees have the option to take employment at another Vicari location, he said.
“Whoever wants to do that, I’ll allow it,” Vicari said. “They were appreciative of that.”
The restaurateur said the pandemic-related closures, “pauses” and in-person capacity limits were too much for the location to fight off.