The signs for Cafe Apple Grill went up Tuesday, giving neighbors the first sight of what will replace Chipp Neapolitan Pizzeria at 2971 Ocean Avenue.
Reader James Griffin snapped the photo and tipped us off to the new sign, and asked that we throw in a plug for his new website www.shuttereuphoria.com. So… www.shuttereuphoria.com, www.shuttereuphoria.com, www.shuttereuphoria.com!
That’ll be $250, Griffin…
Chipp Neapolitan Pizzeria, which was co-owned by Lenny “The Russian” Veltman of Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, closed in October after only seven months. We spotted the for sale announcement on Craigslist in June. At that time, co-owner Rus Gor told us that a dispute between the partners led to the sale.
After it sold we stopped by, and Gor and Veltman were both there with the new owner – who told us it would be a Russian-Uzbeki restaurant.
Now we’ve got Cafe Apple Grill, and we can spend the next few weeks until it opens wondering if it’s a cafe or a grill.
Oh, and www.shuttereuphoria.com.