Oceanside residents were disappointed last month when a popular Italian restaurant closed its doors. Capozzoli's, at 3915 Mission Avenue, had posted a sign that read: “Closed one week for remodeling.” Last week the closed sign became permanent, apologizing for “any inconvenience” and referring customers to their catering website (which has not been updated since the announced closure for remodeling).
The restaurant was popular for business luncheons — and cops; the Oceanside Police Department is located nearby. Prior to November's election, the chamber of commerce held a luncheon for over 100 members, with California state controller John Chiang.
The community's first clue of the closure came when Capozzoli's caterers failed to show up with the scheduled meal for the varsity football players’ pre-game dinner at El Camino High School on November 5. Rumors flew around the Mission Douglas Plaza shopping center that the landlords had locked the restaurant owners out.
On November 29, David Bradley, a rental agent with Cushman & Wakefield (the firm that represents the shopping center) stated they have not been authorized by the landlords to discuss the situation yet. He said that the landlord is working on several issues to hopefully get Capozzoli's back in business.