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The million dollar pizza

By M Davies   /     Sep 17, 2006  /     NEPA, The Pre-Dooce File  /     0 Comment

About a month ago there was a pizza place near my house that burned down (Milestone Pizza).  The circumstances around the fire were very suspicious….a week before the fire all of the tenants from the apartments above the restaurant moved out.  The day before the fire the pizza place lost its licquor licence.  Yeah, I'd say that's more than a little coincidental.  Here's a link to the article on WNEP.com (pops in a new window)  Clearly the fire was ruled arson.  Big surprise there.  The owners probably torched it for the insurance money or something.  This is becoming somewhat of a normal practice here in NEPA. Anyway, before this was "Milestone Pizza" it was a number of other names.  The business changed owners several times.  My family literally lived 5 seconds away from here, it was within walking distance so we were exposed to the changes.  A few years ago my parents, Rich and I were having a debate as to which pizza in Wilkes-Barre was the best.  For some reason, that pizza place came up (which at one time was named CJ's).  My Dad made a comment about it selling "The million dollar pizza".  We had no idea what this was.  The rumor was that supposedly if you ordered "the million dollar pizza" they would deliver a pizza with a bag of drugs stashed inside of it.  I don't know how true this is, but it goes to show you how reputable all of the owners were.  Pillars of society, I tell you.  I'm glad to see this place burned down.  If the million dollar pizza is any indicator the place was probably full of trouble.  Mr. Drug Picketer would be proud.

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