A quarter of a century after it opened, the Uno Pizzeria and Grill in Vestal's Town Square Mall has become history.

The lights were on but no one was dining at the suddenly-closed Vestal Pizzeria Uno restaurant. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

About 200 people were hired for the Vestal Parkway restaurant for its opening in the spring of 1993.

Business apparently had suffered in recent years with plenty of local competition for pizza fans along with options offered by national chains.

A worker who was hauling out old Uno items from the closed restaurant on Monday declined to talk about the demise of the business or what might happen to the building.

It could not be determined how many members of "The Team at Vestal" were working at the Uno's restaurant when it went out of business. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Corporate signs posted at the entrance stated "Goodbye is Never Easy" but offered no clue as to why Uno was leaving Broome County.

Some colorful designer lights above a few tables remained on inside the now-quiet eatery.

All of the exterior "Uno" brand identifiers had been removed or blacked out in an apparent effort to discourage folks from remembering what had been a fixture in the community for the last 25 years.

Some other Uno Pizzeria locations in upstate New York - including in the Syracuse and Rochester areas - have recently closed without fanfare.

Dumpsters were placed outside the closed Pizzeria Uno restaurant in Vestal on April 30, 2018. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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