Monday, August 13, 2012
Despite legal disputes and financial concerns, Chris Spinazzola and Marjorie Clapprood – former owners of Christina's Fireside Grille – continue to act in the best interest of their former clients and employees.
The reputations of Chris Spinazzola and Marjorie Clapprood as outstanding business owners in Foxborough have preceded them despite an ongoing financial dispute that forced a change in ownership at Christina’s Fireside Grille this past June. “The partners in business and in life,” as Clapprood says, are the former owners of the Route 1 function hall in Foxborough and attended last week’s public hearing for Christina’s liquor license transfer at the Foxborough Board of Selectmen meeting. The transfer involved MJ Holding Corporation, which Spinazzola and Clapprood are principle owners of to D&N Corporations and the property’s landlord, Nicholas Panagopolous. The dispute between the two parties has been ongoing for the past 18 months, some of …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Foxborough’s function hall on Washington Street (Route 1) is closing its doors Saturday, June 30 because the owners reportedly owe more than $500,000 in rent, according to a story on Fox 25.
Christina’s Fireside Grille, located at 2 Washington St., is reportedly closing its doors Saturday, June 30 because the function hall’s owners reportedly owe the property’s landlord $550,000, according to a story on Fox 25. The property’s landlord, Nicholas Panagopoulos, told Fox 25’s Heather Hegedus Tuesday that the owners of Christina’s, Marjorie Clapprood and her husband, Chris Spinazzola, have not paid rent in two years and owe an additional $120,000 in taxes and utility bills, according to Fox 25. To read Fox 25’s article on Christina’s closing, click here. According to a report in the Boston Herald Tuesday, the function hall's abrupt closing will leave about 80 full-time and part-time employees out of work and weddings and other …
Christina's Fireside Grille will be closing at the end of June on Route 1 in Foxborough, according to a report in the Boston Herald.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Christina's Fireside Grille and the function hall is facing closure at the end of the month, according to a report in the Boston Herald Tuesday, leaving about 80 fulltime and part-time employees out of work and weddings and other events scrambling for a new venue. “First, we’re trying to make sure our employees land well,” said Chris Spinazzola in the Boston Herald report. “Second, we’re concerned about the contracts we have booked. We’re working to get a personal call or note or email to each of those people. Then, we’re focused on us.” Spinazzola ran Christina's along with his wife, Marjorie Clapprood, a former politician and talk show host. They had been leasing the Route 1 property for 12 years. They are considering opening up …