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Grimaldi's - Is it open in Brooklyn?

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Grimaldi's - Is it open in Brooklyn?

I read a blog recently that said Grimaldi's Pizza at 1 Front St. in Brooklyn is closed. Can someone please confirm or deny?

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1. Re: Grimaldi's - Is it open in Brooklyn?

I think you have it backwards. Grimaldi's closed it's old location at Old Fulton Street and reopened down the block at 1 Front Street.

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2. Re: Grimaldi's - Is it open in Brooklyn?

In a word - YES, but they are now at 1 Front Street. This is a complicated tale.

The Grimaldis sold their pizzeria to the Cioli family years ago. The Ciolis continued to operate their pizzeria under the Grimaldi name, with the famous coal ovens. Then...they famously got in a brouhaha with their landlord. Eventually, they were kicked out. Gimaldi's vowed to re-open, and purchased a building at the corner of Front Street, just up the block.

In the meantime, what had been the Grimaldis space - with that grandfathered in coal oven, was perfect for a pizzeria. Who to call...the original Grimaldi family. Thus, you have Old Grimaldis now operated by the Grimaldi family under a new name, and New Grimaldis operated by the Cioli family at a new location. Sheesh.

Here is the entire saga in animated form. Thank you interwebs. http://bklynmag.com/2012/03/01/the-sad-and-not-exactly-beautiful-saga-of-grimaldi’s/

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3. Re: Grimaldi's - Is it open in Brooklyn?

it really does not matter since the pizza is not that good anyway

And don't forget Patsy's which was the first split off the family tree by Patsy Grimaldi

Edited: 18 May 2012, 13:43
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4. Re: Grimaldi's - Is it open in Brooklyn?

We went to the one in the city and it was great.

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