When we last checked in on the escalating Ball Square Breakfast Wars, Sound Bites had just opened in its new location in Ball Square after being forced out of its original location at 704 Broadway and was being challenged for neighborhood breakfast supremacy by 704 Broadway’s current tenant Ball Square Cafe. Ball Square Cafe is, of course, owned by Mike Moccia, Sound Bites’ erstwhile landlord. Relations between Moccia and Sound Bites owner Yasser Mizra haven’t been cordial for some years now, but in the eight months since we last reported on the matter, the situation has escalated sharply. The Somerville News reports that not only have the police been called in to mediate disputes between the Moccias and SMizra, but even Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has noted the tension.
Now, however, Moccia is, apparently, trying to reconcile. The News reports that he recently sent a letter of apology to Mizra, who, as longtime Sound Bites patrons may have anticipated, is having none of it. Mizra curtly told the news that “I don’t want to respond to his letter, I don’t want to be civil, I just stay away from him.” Such drama! Such strife! Will no one think of the multigrain Belgian waffles?
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