Vincent's Pizza Park in Forest Hills, home of the locally known "Vinnie Pie."
By Len Barcousky Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Equipment and furnishings will remain in place at Vincent's Pizza Park following the withdrawal of a request for a sheriff's sale of the items.
The event was supposed to take place this morning, but it was cancelled after a lawyer for Toni Zollner, the daughter of the man who started the business in 1950, withdrew the sale request. No reason was given for the action.
A call to Ms. Zollner's lawyer was not returned as of mid-afternoon.
Ms. Zollner, the daughter of the late Vincent Chianese, had sought the sale. She claimed the partners who had taken over the business owed her unpaid royalties and back rent for the property at 998 Ardmore Boulevard, North Braddock. The landmark restaurant is very close to the Forest Hills municipal line.
Vincent's Pizza Park was closed suddenly by sheriff's deputies last month after Ms. Zollner got a court order for the asset sale.
B&C Pizza Inc. has leased the building since 2003 and ran the business as a licensed Vincent's Pizza Park, according to Ms. Zollner's complaint. The licensees, who include Mr. Chianese's longtime business partner, John Bellissimo, owe more than $42,000 in unpaid royalties, the complaint says.
Ms. Zollner had terminated the license agreement in October, but B&C Pizza continued operating, according to the court suit.
She was granted possession of the building housing the restaurant during a sheriff's sale last month.
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