Saturday, September 18, 2010

Grimaldi's Coming To The Bowery? I Don't Think So

Landmark pizzeria Gramaldi's in Brooklyn will probably be closing the location sometime next fall when their landlord will refuse to let them re-up due to a rental dispute. What are we to do? Well there's good news and bad news. This past May, Grimaldi's opened up a spot inside the Limelight Marketplace on 6th Avenue which gives fans an option in Manhattan. However Community Board 2 has just recently turned down Pat and Carol Grimaldi's request to open up a new pizzeria at 352 Bowery due to the fact that it would be a disturbance to the the drug dealers aren't. The fate of the Brooklyn location is up to it's new owner, Frank Ciolli, to find a new spot, perhaps somewhere in Brooklyn, but only time will tell. The old location will most likely be rented again to house a pizzeria due to the fact that it has a coal oven inside it which is none too easy to take out, plus it is also outlawed in the city and can no longer be built elsewhere. Stay tuned...

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