The building that Motorino had been occupying on 319 Graham Avenue was jokingly referred to as Williamsburg’s Leaning Tower of Pizza. The wonky engineering resulted in a nightmare for the landlord and tenant. It had been sheathed in scaffolding while undergoing a re-leveling. The repairs for the structural issues were insufficient and now Motorino of Williamsburg has been forced to close their doors by command from the Department of Buildings.
When EaterNY asked chef and owner about the closure he said “the stupidity of our landlord is a force we were not able to overcome.” Rumor has it that they will be re-opening in a new location but the time table for the return is under wraps.