Grimaldi’s Faces Eviction, Loses Its Lease

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After getting behind on rent and city taxes, Grimaldi’s faces eviction, The Wall Street Journal reports. The landlord for the venerable Brooklyn pizzeria claims she’s owed over $44,000 in back rent, while Grimaldi’s owner Frank Ciolli says he’s paid her on time, “for the most part.” Even if eviction proceedings were to swing in favor of the restaurant, Ciolli has lost the rights to renew his lease, which terminates next fall — so it’s a sure thing that the restaurant will leave its storied address under the Brooklyn Bridge. If you want a slice in the original location, better get in line now. [WSJ]