He tried to get out, but apparently Patsy Grimaldi is getting pulled back into the pizza business. As previously reported, the current tenant of 19 Old Fulton Street, Grimaldi’s Pizza, will be moving next door to 1 Front Street at the end of the month. They’re taking the name, but leaving the legendary coal oven. Grimaldi’s owner Frank Ciolli says he will ask the city to let him install a coal oven in the new location. Grimaldi will name his new place Juliana’s, after his late mother the paper says.
Which pizza pie will remain supreme?
NY Post: The pizza-slinger switcheroo came about after landlord Mark Waxman decided not to renew Ciolli’s lease for 19 Old Fulton St. The move came a year after Waxman tried to evict Ciolli for being delinquent in rent.
“A year after I sold Grimaldi’s, I was very sorry,” Grimaldi told The Post. “So when Mr. Waxman called me and asked if I wanted to come back, I thought I was dreaming. I couldn’t say ‘yes’ fast enough.”
Grimaldi, who plans to open in March, said he’s spent the past 13 years traveling with Carol, his wife of 40 years.