Joe Carlone knows the last thing downtown Brooklyn needs is another bank. But after 35 years serving up pizzas seven days a week at Nick and Joe's Pizzeria on Court St., Carlone has decided to throw in his red-sauce-stained towel and rent his space to a Chase branch.

"I hear that all day long, that people don't want another bank," said Carlone, 52, who started working full time at his father's pizza place straight out of high school.

"But nothing lasts forever. It was time."

Carlone, who closed the place April 8, owns the building his pizzeria occupied, and he said he could do as good or better financially by leasing the square footage to Chase.

Bank takes over pizza's dough-main [New York Daily News]


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