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Lynchburg restaurant abrubtly shuts down

By Tim Saunders, tsaunders@wdbj7.com
Published On: Aug 16 2013 04:55:54 PM EDT
Catalanos Closing

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Catalano's Delicatessen quickly became a downtown Lynchburg favorite when it opened in 2011.

LYNCHBURG, Va. -

Diners in downtown Lynchburg have one less place to eat.

Catalano's Delicatessen is closing Friday.  The announcement was made on social media Thursday night, to the surprise of many customers.

Marisa Catalano-Jones, one of the restaurant's co-owners, declined to discuss the closing at length Friday.  She said she wants to "bow out quietly," but mentioned that she's suffering from "a lot of debt."

Catalano's opened two years ago in a newly renovated building on Main Street.