Hugh Keefe, the Consiglio family attorney, confirms to News 8 that the adult children of the original owners are looking to sell Sally’s Apizza on Wooster Street and adds that a deal could be reached in the coming weeks.
“Hopefully, we’re in the closing chapters of those negotiations,” Keefe said.
The move to sell is for personal reasons, Keefe said. The New Haven landmark is expected to stay open in its current location, the family attorney said.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Quoting a source “familiar with the negotiations in the private transaction,” the New Haven Register reported Tuesday that Sally’s Apizza on Wooster Street is up for sale and the rumored price tag is said to be between $1 million and $2 million.
Opening in 1938, Sally’s is one of the oldest continuously operated, family-run pizzerias in the Northeast, according to the restaurant’s website.
Salvatore Consiglio, the pizzeria’s namesake, opened Sally’s more than seven decades ago in New Haven’s Little Italy neighborhood. Consiglio died in 1989 and his wife, Flo Consiglio, passed in September 2012.
The couple’s two sons and daughter now run the business, but according to the Register they are looking to sell:
The transaction is said to be at a ‘delicate stage,’ as the Consiglio’s three adult children, Ruth, Robert and Richard, look to sell the family business, which could take at least several more weeks to finalize.
Sally’s shares Wooster Street with another longtime pizza joint, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, which dates back to 1925. Frank Sinatra, Bill Clinton and Don Rickles are a few of the many dignitaries and celebrities to come through Sally’s doors.