Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fire At Coney Pizza 'Landmark' Over The Weekend

( Image courtesy of NY Daily News)

The famous 85-year old family owned pizzeria in Coney Island, Totonno's suffered a non-fatal fire last Saturday. Luckily no one was hurt in the blaze which burned through the roof and a re-opening looks to be in its near future.

The New York Daily News reported:
A famed Coney Island pizzeria won't be tossing around the dough for a while after its coal-burning oven caught fire Saturday.

The blaze at Totonno's - which some foodies say serves the best pies in the city - broke out at 9:30 a.m. and spread to the roof, causing extensive damage, officials and witnesses said.

"I don't know what it will take, but it will reopen," he vowed. "It's part of the DNA of Coney Island.", said Chuck Reichenthal, district manager of Community Board 13.

Hopefully, the famous pizza establishment will open in time for the summer to join all other businesses that are worried about this season's attendance due to the closure of Astroland Amusement Park, which was one of Coney's biggest draws. But then again Tottono's thrived on not only tourists but many locals across Brooklyn and NYC.

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