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Old 08-22-2014, 03:02 PM
 
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Would he use "new owners" in his post? That would be odd.
Do you not think that the "new owners" would be doing something to the building/business to reopen it? I don't know many folks that would invest in a business and not do anything to get that business up and going. I rode by there last week and there simply isn't any work being done. The restaurant looks exactly like it did three months ago.
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Hville
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Maybe the deal was just signed yesterday or today?
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:11 PM
 
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Maybe the deal was just signed yesterday or today?
Joe Carlucci made that Facebook post back on June 17th. He said in that post that "Famous Joe's has been sold and we wish the new owners the best of luck". He didn't say it was in the process of being sold or was going to be sold, he said it had been sold.

I would expect that some activity would have occurred in the two months since he made that statement if the restaurant was really sold to new owners.
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Hville
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oh, I thought it was just posted yesterday. In that case, the deed is done, and dusted. Probably very dusty by now.
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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I would expect that some activity would have occurred in the two months since he made that statement if the restaurant was really sold to new owners.
Like the business sign "Famous Joe" and the "closed for remodeling" sign.
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:47 PM
 
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Like the business sign "Famous Joe" and the "closed for remodeling" sign.
That remodeling sign was put out when Famous Joe's abruptly closed in early May under the auspices of the restaurant being closed for a week for "remodeling". Shortly thereafter the phone was disconnected and the staff was fired. Then six weeks later, Joe made the "Famous Joe's has been sold" post on Facebook. There hasn't been any activity there since May. The presence of that sign indicates nothing.

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Old 08-22-2014, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Hville
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Yeah, its done. I wasn't a big fan, but hate to see a pizza place go under.

The early post from today had my hopes up that someone bought his recipes, etc and were going to give it another shot, but sadly, those dreams are gone.

I'll be happy at Venice till we move to Connecticut where I will have 7,000 independent pizza places to choose from
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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That remodeling sign was put out when Famous Joe's abruptly closed in early May under the auspices of the restaurant being closed for a week for "remodeling".
I know, I was the first to post here that I had seen that sign appearing one day.
I also compared it immediately with the Greenbrier story of "remodeling".

My previous answer was in response to your posting "I would expect that some activity would have occurred in the two months since he made that statement if the restaurant was really sold to new owners".
From my own experience and what I see mostly from others, is that when you buy a dead business, first thing you do is removing the previous owner/tenant name from the building and also remove that "closed for remodeling" sign.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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I know, I was the first to post here that I had seen that sign appearing one day.
I also compared it immediately with the Greenbrier story of "remodeling".

My previous answer was in response to your posting "I would expect that some activity would have occurred in the two months since he made that statement if the restaurant was really sold to new owners".
From my own experience and what I see mostly from others, is that when you buy a dead business, first thing you do is removing the previous owner/tenant name from the building and also remove that "closed for remodeling" sign.
Something was definitely fishy about the whole thing. Maybe some legal issues are holding it up. I cant see the owners of that building allowing it to sit empty without somebody paying rent...
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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Yeah, its done. I wasn't a big fan, but hate to see a pizza place go under.

The early post from today had my hopes up that someone bought his recipes, etc and were going to give it another shot, but sadly, those dreams are gone.

I'll be happy at Venice till we move to Connecticut where I will have 7,000 independent pizza places to choose from

Same here, not the best, but sad to see an original place close in Madison. We have sooo very few. But yeah, I am lucky Venice is literally the closest place to me and also my favorite. Think of me when you are enjoying variety in CT.


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I know, I was the first to post here that I had seen that sign appearing one day.
I also compared it immediately with the Greenbrier story of "remodeling".
True Story.

Why is it that we get cryptic fbook posts about closed places, that just aren't coming back. Amusingly both saying, "Uh. everything is fine, call us for parties!"

hah
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