One of the constant story lines from Season 8 of Real Housewives of New Jersey is the opening of Joe Gorga, Teresa Giudice, and Melissa Gorga’s Italian restaurant. Joe supposedly bought the restaurant without consulting Melissa about it first. Then it became a family affair with all three of them and Joe and Teresa’s father helping out as well.
With all of the publicity around the restaurant, it would make sense for the place to be popping off – especially if Joe, Teresa, or Melissa ever announce that they’re popping in on social media. Now the restaurant is closing down with the hope of looking for a larger location.
Even though the restaurant hasn’t even been open for a whole year, Teresa, Melissa an Joe’s lawyer James J. Leonard told Page Six, “They are in the process of closing down their current location and seeking a larger location.” I love this lawyer. He is everywhere, from Teresa’s book meeting to that Envy fashion show last year. If anyone is loyal to this family, it’s him.
James added, “They are seeking different management to run it.” He didn’t say why the family is seeking different management, but I’m assuming that will play out as a story line next season.
He explained, “Their focus is getting a bigger flagship restaurant in New Jersey and then expanding.” There’s no indication on how well the business is actually doing, but the fact that they
supposedly want a bigger location should be a good sign.
The lawyer added, “I would anticipate the reopening of the restaurant to be a family affair and Teresa would be receptive to taking a more expansive role.” Of course. Teresa is the queen of the show and the biggest draw to this restaurant. A bigger presence would only help.
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT THE RESTAURANT IS CLOSING DOWN? DO YOU THINK THAT THEY WILL ACTUALLY REOPEN AT ANOTHER LOCATION OR ARE THEY JUST TRYING TO SAVE FACE?
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