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Angelo’s fan, tired of waiting for opening, posts urgent plea on the door

Thanks to reader Linda Stuart, who drove by Angelo’s and snapped a picture of this sign posted on the door.
Thanks to reader Linda Stuart, who drove by Angelo’s and snapped a picture of this sign posted on the door. Courtesy

One fan of Angelo’s Italian food is getting so tired of waiting for the restaurant to reopen, he’s posted an urgent, pleading sign on the door of the nearly-completed restaurant.

The wait is almost over, says owner Jack Fasciano, who said he was amused by the sign that was taped to his door at 5310 E. Central over the weekend.

“People are anxious and excited, and I don’t blame them,” Fasciano said. “He’s just putting into words the same thing I’m thinking: It’s time to get going.”

A person who signed his name Steve Gray created a typed sign using a computer.

“Dear Jack,” it read. “No pressure but I’ve started to dream about eating pizza from you. I mean, come on, light a fire under these guys.”

Gray goes on to detail the multiple delays, declares his extreme hunger, then says, “I’m dying to spend my $$$ with you so please, please hurry.”

Fasciano said on Monday morning he’s doing the best he can. A few weeks ago, he said he thought he could open by the third week of February, but that came and went. Now, he’s aiming for next week.

He has plumbing, electrical and central inspection visits planned for this week, then he needs to train his staff. The plan, he said, is to open just the take-and-bake side of his business at first then open the restaurant side three to four days later. The take-and-bake business will offer fresh, frozen or hot pizza, lasagna, manicotti, salad and garlic bread to go.

Look for another update next week. In the meantime, rest assured that Steve Gray is on top of the situation.

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