FARGO-A pita restaurant that once had four locations in Fargo-Moorhead has closed its last eatery in town.
Extreme Pita's last-remaining location in Fargo, 4265 45th St. S., apparently closed in recent weeks. The restaurant's phone has been disconnected, the doors are locked and a small sign seen Tuesday, Jan. 31, simply states, "CLOSED."
A person who answered the Canada-based chain's U.S. corporate office phone Monday, Jan. 30, confirmed the restaurant has closed. Corporate officials did not respond to The Forum's requests for more information about the closure.
The fast-casual chain first came to the community in April 2006 at 5050 13th Ave. S. in Fargo. The Osgood strip mall store that closed sometime this month was the second location, opening in August 2006.
A third store opened at 2424 13th Ave. S. the following spring, and Moorhead got an Extreme Pita at 2501 8th St. S. in August 2008.
Owners of the local eateries changed the Moorhead restaurant to Crave Burger in summer 2013, and the three Fargo locations closed in the years since.
Before closing, the Osgood restaurant dealt with extensive damage after two vehicles drove through the front of the store in the span of three months. A woman's foot slipped onto the accelerator while pulling into a parking spot Sept. 4, sending her car through the front windows, while a man was arrested in November after crashing his car through the restaurant's front door and windows on Nov. 22 while the business was open.
The closest Extreme Pita to Fargo-Moorhead is in Winnipeg, followed by Minot, N.D., and St. Cloud, Minn.