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Grimaldi's may get evicted

LNG212 Aug 11, 2010 10:24 AM

Wall Street Journal reports that back rent, taxes, and other fines/etc. are owed. Eviction papers were filed by the landlord in July. See http://online.wsj.com/article/NA_WSJ_PUB:SB10001424052748703435104575421652613394906.html .

Grub Street also has a blurb: http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2010/08... .

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Grimaldi's
1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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  1. Bob Martinez Aug 11, 2010 11:07 AM

    Only tourists will mourn them.

    1. Jeffsayyes Aug 11, 2010 03:35 PM

      this sucks, now the tourists are going to start going to my places.

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        jen kalb Aug 11, 2010 03:43 PM

        the landlord would be nuts to let that pizza oven / visibility go to waste. surely others will be interested in operating in that location.

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          bobjbkln Aug 12, 2010 11:20 AM

          Report in the Brooklyn Paper is that this is just another Grimaldi-landlord row that will be soon solved. http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/...

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            JonL Aug 12, 2010 04:28 PM

            Pretty much as I expected (the tenant/landlord gamesmanship thing). Screw 'em. It would suit me fine if Grimaldi's misplayed this and ended up SOL. I hate hustlers.

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            Grimaldi's
            1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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        razeup Aug 12, 2010 06:26 PM

        Dammit, I might have to finally drag ass here soon, just in case. Anyone hear anything about the new pizzeria Patsy Grimaldi was intent on opening in the future?

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        Grimaldi's
        1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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          LNG212 Aug 12, 2010 06:47 PM

          I thought Grimaldi's was opening a location in the new Limelight "mall" space. In fact, I think I saw a sign saying "opening soon" when I was there recently. Is that the one you mean?

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          Grimaldi's
          1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

          1. re: razeup
            Bob Martinez Aug 13, 2010 06:40 AM

            Do yourself a favor and skip it. It's not terrible but it's middling at best. If God reached down and picked the place up and put it down anywhere else in the city and the name was changed it would be considered a decent neighborhood pizzeria, nothing more. The long line don't mean it's good - just that it has a reputation among tourists.

            By all means take a walk over the Brooklyn bridge. Then go to Fascati's.

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            Fascati
            80 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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              Tay Aug 13, 2010 02:56 PM

              Your posting is, as usual, spot on. :-)

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                BMartin Aug 14, 2010 04:18 AM

                The decline of Patsy's or Grimaldi's or whatever was truly distressing.

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                Grimaldi's
                1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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                  Tay Aug 14, 2010 04:36 AM

                  I'd be very grateful for a life that defined that as "Truly distressing" :-)

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                    BMartin Aug 14, 2010 05:28 AM

                    You make a good point there, Tay. But it did fall a long way in the restaurant universe.

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                      Tay Aug 14, 2010 07:57 AM

                      During a time when Mom & Pop eateries are struggling to meet their monthly bills, I have little sympathy for stand-in-line places like Grimaldi's that simply choose not to pay up. As for the pizza itself, I believe there is better pizza to be had. Just last night I had a great $18 Grandma-with-grated-cheese, pie from a neiighborhood place.with the added bonus of supporting a local business.

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                      Grimaldi's
                      1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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                        BMartin Aug 15, 2010 11:53 AM

                        Agreed. The pizza was not that good. But when the place first opened, it was terrific.

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