Brooklyn Paper reports that a judge ruled in favor of Grimaldis today, and it wont be evicted for being late on its rent. However, as previously indicated, the landlords son Mark Waxman says he wont be renewing the pizzerias lease once it expires in November of next year: We are looking at other [tenants] who will continue to make pizza and be good for the community. Grimaldis owner Frank Ciolli is celebrating todays news, but according to the Brooklyn Paper, he had words with Waxman during a recess.
The two had given their cases, and Ciolli was livid, pointing a finger in Waxmans face and yelling.
This is a stab in the back this is bullst! Ciolli yelled, eye-to-eye with Waxman. You dont know who youre dealin with. But youll find out soon enough. Youre buying yourself a lawsuit.
Then Ciolli turned and ripped a camera which was capturing the circus out of a reporters hand before he went back into the courtroom as other reporters gasped at the brazen move.
Yikes. Definitely the ugliest showdown over a pizzeria since the whole Isabellas Oven fiasco.
BREAKING: Grimaldis is saved for now but will be booted next year [Brooklyn Paper]