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Matt Maroni Closes Storefront, Mothballs Truck, Steps Back at Morso

Matt Maroni contemplates the wide horizon.
Matt Maroni contemplates the wide horizon.

Phillip Foss gave up his food truck, and now another food truck pioneer, Matt Maroni of Gaztro-Wagon, is significantly scaling back his operations. But where Foss jettisoned the truck for fine dining, Maroni seems to be doing the reverse, as Eater reports. He’s closing his Edgewater storefront and kitchen space, which admittedly was in a less than optimal location for pedestrian lunch traffic. In the meantime, the truck is taking the worst of the winter off (as few venture out for food truck food then) and Maroni is looking for someone to take it over. Meanwhile, at Morso, the restaurant Maroni opened with partners Brian Troglia (who’s also been his attorney working on food truck regulatory changes) and John Held in August, he plans to step back into a consulting role as well, while cook Phil Rodriguez takes over the kitchen. Basically, he sounds a bit burned out from the demands of running, essentially, three businesses at once, and happily things with his partners seem amicable and he will be able to consider his next moves in relative calm. Oh, and he recently got married as well; he probably would like to enjoy that too. In any case, we wish him luck.

Matt Maroni Closes Storefront, Mothballs Truck, Steps Back at Morso