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Daily Voice: CLOSTER, N.J. -- Rudy's Ristorante & Pizzeria reopened in its new location in May -- and a video documenting the ribbon-cutting ceremony is on YouTube. It's embedded above.

The new short doc, "Rudy's Ribbon-Cutting: the Big Scissors," appears on the Rudy's Facebook page, website and YouTube channel. This short video follows positive feedback for "Inside Rudy's," filmmaker Antony Osso's series of short videos celebrating his dad and uncle's beloved restaurant.

"I loved seeing the community come out and talk about what Rudy's means to them," Antony Osso explained. "Hearing our mayor, local politicians and longtime customers describe the positive impact Rudy's has had on the Northern Valley was really gratifying. I wanted to share that experience and capture this once-in-a-lifetime event."

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Rudy's owner Charlie Osso, center, cuts a ribbon as Closter Mayor John Glidden, right, and, from left, Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi and Councilman Robert Robert Di Dio look on.


CLOSTER — A ribbon-cutting for three new stores at Closter Plaza marks the continued momentum of Closter’s great commercial revitalization.

That was the vibe at the grand opening of Massage Envy, Kidville and Rudy’s at the Vervalen Street mall on Tuesday afternoon.

Massage Envy, Kidville and Rudy’s are the latest
stores to open in the renovated Closter Plaza. 

“It’s a really big improvement,” said Kathleen O’Neil, a Closter resident of 63 years who stood wide eyed inside the newly refurbished Rudy’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, where the aroma of freshly baked pizza was in the air. “We needed this.”

Former Mayor Fred Pitofsky beamed. “We’re called the hub of the Northern Valley and now we have a great shopping center,” he said. He predicted that the newly renovated plaza —  anchored by a Whole Foods — will impact area stores positively. “This will attract people from all over.”

Customers were already crowding into Rudy’s as the pies entered and exited the ovens briskly. The 50-year-old establishment is now in a larger space with seating for 130, said owner Anthony Osso. “Everyone is excited about our new look,” he said.

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No business has stood in Closter Plaza longer than Rudy's Restaurant & Pizzeria.

Read more: Longtime Closter Plaza Restaurant Prepares For Return 'Home'

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Six short documentary films are celebrating the half-century-old Closter pizza institution Rudy’s.

They were shot over the last year by filmmaker Antony Osso, who filmed his father Charlie Osso and his uncle Fred Osso – the owners since 1977 – and their staff as they prepared to move into their new location in Closter Plaza.

The first film, Pizza Confidential, is available on the restaurant’s Facebook page; five more will premiere every Sunday through April 24.

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Don't worry... We are still located in Closter Plaza. We just moved onto the other side, near Harmon and Massage Envy. Stop in and check out the new location!

Rudy's Restaurant and Pizzaria

"While many things have come and gone in Closter over the years, one thing that remains is Rudy's Ristorante and Pizzeria. There are many things that have made this possible - the authentic dishes influenced by the owners' roots in Calabria, Italy, the loyal diners who can always count on Rudy's for a quick bite or sit-down dinner, and of course the extensive selection on the menu..."

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