New York City’s First Fried Pizza Joint Up For Sale
One of the newer additions to the pizza scene in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood is now back on the market. After opening in March, La Montanara is up for sale after the restaurant closed a handful of days last month, reported the Bowery Boogie.
New York Commercial Real Estate Services holds the listing of the 1,500 square foot pizza place located at 168 Ludlow Street, and it can be yours for only $8,200 a month and $150,000 key money – an advance payment to cover the cost of fixtures and appliances, according to a NYCRS representative.
James Famularo represents the listing but said he was unable to comment on details regarding the sale.
The Giulio Adriani owned restaurant is New York City’s first exclusively fried pizza restaurant. Adriani owns and operates a number of restaurants including Forcella – a renowned Naples style pizzeria, in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood. La Montanara remains open for now, but there is no word as to when the pizza place will lock its doors for good.
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