Landlord Files To Formally Evict Shuttered Pizza Shop


The Main Street pizza shop that closed last month amid two lawsuits against the business now is being sued by the commercial property’s owner.

According to a complaint filed March 1 in state Superior Court as part of an eviction, Best Pizza Shop at 62 Main St. hadn’t paid rent since September. 

The marshal charged with serving the eviction “indicated that the business was no longer operating,” according to a complaint filed on behalf of the property owner by attorney Thomas B. Noonan of Southport-based Brody Wilkinson PC.

“The Marshal also noted that the premises were not secure,” the complaint said. “Subsequent conversations between/among the parties have further indicated that the business is no longer operating and has not operated for about a month or so as of the date of this complaint. Plaintiff contracted with a third-party vendor to clean the premises and throw out old food that was left behind.”

The pizza shop’s owners had signed a lease with the landlord in May 2022, according to the complaint, and under the lease remain occupants of the commercial space.

Celebrated locally for its thick-crust Italian Hippie and Girl King pizzas, among others, Best Pizza Shop is the second local pizzeria closure in 2024, along with New Canaan Pizza on East Avenue (soon to reopen as Teriyaki East).

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