by Ian Froeb
The Pitted Olive has closed, according to a note from owners Michael and Melissa Holmes posted on the restaurant's Web site:
It is with great sadness that we announce the close of The Pitted Olive. November 29th was our last day of business.
Due to the failing economy our sales have slowly been declining for many months now. With no end in sight we cannot afford to continue to operate in these very uncertain times.
Michael and I want to thank you so very much for your support of the restaurant for the past 2 3/4 years - December 8th would have been our 3 year anniversary.
Please continue to support the other local restaurants in our area.
I spent more than a few dollars of my own money at the Pitted Olive and am sad to see it go. Best of luck to the Holmes family in their future endeavors.