A city centre pizza chain has closed its doors for the last time.

Dodo Pizza in York Place, Brighton, has ceased trading with the lease now up for sale.

Passers-by had reported seeing the branch of the pizza delivery company closed for some time.

Watkins Commercial, which is selling the lease, said the current owner “wishes to focus on other business opportunities”.

The Argus: The lease for the site of the pizza delivery outlet is now up for saleThe lease for the site of the pizza delivery outlet is now up for sale (Image: The Argus)

The site has seating available for nine customers on bar stools and four overhead electronic displays, which can be used to show menu options.

The premises are described as being in “excellent condition” with equipment regularly maintained and serviced.

Along with a large walk-in chiller and dough room, the site comes with four electric pizza delivery motorbikes.

The sale comes as Russian-owned companies, including Dodo Pizza, face difficulties amid Western sanctions over the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Polish website Bezprawnik reported last year that the chain was withdrawing from the UK due to problems caused by the Russian invasion, as well as declines in turnover for its British outlets.

The Brighton outlet opened in November 2017, the brand's first in the UK, with sales peaking at the height of the pandemic in April 2020.

However, takings plunged in early 2021 and following the start of the Russian invasion. The branch reported only £342 in sales last month.

Originally founded in 2011 in Syktyvkar in Russia, the delivery franchise has hundreds of pizzerias across 15 countries.

Dodo Pizza has been approached for comment.