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A Foodie Farewell to the Top 10 Collegetown Establishments That Have Closed in the Past Decade

Restaurants and bars are constantly closing and opening; the skyline and structure of Collegetown never stays the same two years in a row. However, no matter how many places come and go, the old names are places alumni will always remember as a crucial part of their Cornell experience. Here are the top ten Collegetown destinations we lost this past decade, still full of the memories and friendships made that will continue to live on for a lifetime.

The Nines — a former evening hot-spot and beloved pizza place — has been sold.

The Nines Property Sells to Local Developers in $3 Million Deal

Co-owners Mark Kiel­mann ’72 and Harold Schultz ran the business for almost 40 years, serving up deep-dish pizza and trivia nights to students and local Ithacans alike. Their retirement plans — sale of the property for housing development to Visum, another local developer — were pushed back, however, after the Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission filed a proposal to designate the property as a historic landmark in 2017.