Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Owes Dough

According to the New York P""ost, “The owner of famed Grimaldi’s Pizza — already embroiled in a bitter and expensive legal battle with his Brooklyn landlord — was ordered to pay another building owner $2.3 million after an abortive attempt to open a Manhattan branch, The Post has learned.”

“Frank Ciolli had signed a lease in 2008 for a store at 135 John St. near the South Street Seaport to open a “first-class pizzeria restaurant,” according to court papers. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Judith Gische ruled last month that Ciolli owes the Manhattan landlord $115,000 in back rent, as well as rent for the next 15 years — $2.3 million — because he defaulted on the lease.”

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