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Several Regina Pizzeria Locations to Close as Parent Company Declares Bankruptcy

The company hopes to save at least 12 locations.

Regina Pizzeria in the North End
Regina Pizzeria in the North End
Katie Chudy for Eater

At least four "low-performing" Regina Pizzeria locations are likely closing — and possibly a few others as well — now that the iconic chain's Woburn-based parent company, Boston Restaurant Associates Inc., has declared bankruptcy, reports the Boston Globe. The company operates 17 Regina Pizzeria locations as well as two Polcari's and hopes to keep at least 12 restaurants open. No word yet on which locations may be closing their doors. (A different company operates the Regina outposts in Allston and at Foxwoods in Connecticut, so those will be unaffected.)

The Globe, citing court documents, notes that the "changing nature of mall dining" is a factor in the company's financial decline (several outposts are located in mall food courts.)

UPDATE: Four locations have closed — Watertown, North Attleborough, Nashua, and Manchester — and no more closures are expected.

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