Tonight the Lee family went to Massimo's for our weekly pizza. The owner Rich met us at the door to explain that this was Massimo's last night to be open. Although business had improved recently, it wasn't enough to overcome too many poor months in the past.
Rich put his heart, soul, and finances into this business venture and he was my kind of manager, i.e. possessed a "hands on" management style. Also, I am priviledged to call Rich a friend.
I wish Rich and his former employees well in these uncertain financial times. Unviersity Place is also loser in this failed business venture because Massio's, aka Captain Nemo's, wil become another vacant building and an affirmation that UP is not a place to successfully conduct business.
It's too late for finger pointing but the failure of Massimo's should be of concern to our financially strapped city.