Lincoln Road casualties: Piola South Beach and The Van Dyke Café close

After 15 years of turning out thin-crusted pizzas with delicious toppings, Piola restaurant, located around the corner from the Regal movie theatre on Lincoln Road has closed.  The rent fee of the new lease was too high, according to  Illiyana Stefanova, Piola’s marketing manager. The Downtown location, 1250 South Miami Ave., remains open as well as three other locations in Broward.  

Another casualty is the historic Van Dyke Café, a historic landmark of the revival of Lincoln Road, renowned for its red awnings and its upstairs Jazz Club.  It will be replaced by Lululemon Athletica, a corporate clothing store.