More from Anselmo's Owner on Red Hook Pizzeria's Demise
Wow. Just wow.
As you may know, Anselmo's closed at the end of 2009, announcing the news on its website. While the original announcement remains, one of the partners added more detail--probably more detail than he should have, because he ended up deleting much of it.
Luckily, the blog I Dream of Pizza has captured for posterity the full text of the addendum. Here's a snip:
My landlady is telling the people of Red Hook that i have been in prison and jail. She's right. I was in prison for manufacturing explosives. It's public record and I'm not proud of it but i got out and moved on with my life thanks to my best friend and business partner. And I did go to jail this summer over a fight at my restaurant at 3am in the morning when Craig (i refuse to say full name) an ex drug dealer and (suspected child molester) that lived in one of my landlords building across the street was mad that i took his girlfriend from him after he came from a bar went in and pushed and hit one of my employees asking where i was. A friend of mine beat him up by the time i got there (Charges dropped on my friend). But he told cops two months later i beat him up .So after realizing his girl wasn't coming back to his physical abuse they arrested me two months later.
Read the rest, at IDoP.