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A downtown Des Moines pizza and pasta restaurant abruptly announced it will be closing and moving to a new location citing irreconcilable differences with the location's landlord. 

According to a post on its Facebook page made on Sept. 4, Mama Mia's, at 550 S.W. Ninth Street in the Cityville on 9th apartment community, is moving its operations to a new location in the Equitable Building at 604 Locust Street.

"We are so excited to open our location at The Equitable in the very near future and hope you all can follow us over there!" the Facebook post reads. "We will be open for take out and delivery from our regular menu at The Equitable in the evenings, and for slices during the day."

Owned by couple Anthony Bordenaro and Elisa Bryant, Mama Mia's pizza restaurant opened in the Cityville on 9th apartment community in April 2018, taking over the former space of Chicago Dog.

Mama Mia's served up dine-in and carryout fast-casual New York-style slices, sandwiches and stromboli for lunch and thin-crust pizzas family-style with table service for dinner. 

The Equitable Building location was scheduled to open on Aug. 13, owned and operated by Bordenaro's son, Dax. But the opening has been delayed until Sept. 9, Bryant said in a Facebook message. Mama Mia's also recently released a line of jarred sauces sold in area supermarkets.

"We appreciate your patience during our time of adaptation and we will open another sit-down, full service location as soon as we find the perfect venue," the Facebook post said. 

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