It’s rare that a restaurant runs into trouble less than two months after opening.
Even rarer is when one business partner sues the other over said trouble without killing the business.
Rarer still is when that same restaurant manages not only to survive such turmoil, it rebounds from those woes.
But positively unusual is when the remaining partners—who never wanted an ownership stake in the thing to begin with—invest in the restaurant to give it a new direction and identity.
Such summarizes the brief life and soon to be death of Mozzaria, the grandly planned, ill-conceived and grossly mismanaged Italian restaurant that opened on Fourth Street Live in May.