Mario’s N.Y. Style Pizzeria, 3350 E. 51st St., has closed. It was founded in 1987 by the late Michael Selvaggi.

According to its Facebook: “Although it’s been planned for a while, the news is still so bittersweet.

“After feeding the Tulsa area award-winning New York Style pizza for over 30 years, since 1987, Mario’s is moving into retirement.

“We’re so blessed to have my Dad dedicate his life in turning a start-up shop into the longest-running NY Style Pizzeria in Green Country.

“To honor the loss of my Dad so young, my Mom and I maintained Mario’s great menu for another 12 years. Everything we cooked was a continued reminder of the wonderful spirit he brought to this world.

“Now, it’s time for my Mom to relax. Retirement for the best cook I’ve ever known is definitely well deserved.

“Thank you Tulsa, we will always be humbled and grateful for your wonderful support!”

Golden Palace, a fixture at 5125 S. Peoria Ave. for 39 years, has closed. The owners will open a new business in downtown Tulsa this summer, according to a Facebook post.

“The Jow family would like to thank Tulsa and all of the surrounding area supporting us for the last 40 years!” the post said. “We couldn’t have done it without you all. Today is a bittersweet moment as we close the doors.

“Another chapter will begin this summer called the Deco Lounge located at 607 S. Boston Ave. We will bring a few items from here to serve on the menu. We hope to see you there! Thanks again to a great community!”

Uncle Buck’s in Bass Pro Shops, 101 Bass Pro Drive, Broken Arrow, has closed.

A spokesman said the BA store has received no word from the corporate office about what might replace Uncle Buck’s

Bass Pro Shops has seven other concepts, including variations on Uncle Buck’s, that it operates in stores around the country.

Lenny’s Grill & Subs has closed at 1342 E. Hillside Drive in Broken Arrow.

The original continues to operate at 4980 S. Memorial Drive in Tulsa.

A spokesman for the restaurant said Lenny’s will continue to cater throughout the Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow.

Scott Cherry


Twitter: @ScottCherryTW

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Scott is in his second tour of duty with the Tulsa World. He was a sports writer during his first stop. Since returning to the World in 1992, he has been the food writer and now restaurant critic and wine columnist. Phone: 918-581-8463