Gennaro’s La Cucina Italiana, located at 1304 E. Common St., New Braunfels, announced Dec. 14 it would close that location permanently Jan. 1 after five years in business. “This has been a very tough decision to make but the ongoing pandemic has created much difficulties and we are no longer able to keep this location operable,” a message on the restaurant’s website stated. The restaurant’s location at 10018 Startz Road, Canyon Lake, will remain operational under the name Gennaro’s Trattoria. 830-629-2230.