Upper Crust in Danger of Going Under, Newbury Street Store Closes

The financially and legally troubled Boston-based pizza chain has shut some locations, including its Newbury Street restaurant.

The locally owned pizza chain Upper Crust needs a cash infusion of a least a hundred thousand dollars to keep its doors open, or it could close forever, according to the Boston Globe

The chain has rapidly shut down 10 out of its 16 area locations, including the store at 222 Newbury St. The Beacon Hill branch on Charles Street remains open. 

The business may have to shut down completely if no cash infusion is received, according to the Globe. 

Upper Crust declared bankruptcy last month and is also in the midst of a scandal  to its workers in back wages, according to the US Department of Labor. A separate investigation into the company in 2009 found the company had also violated several labor laws and owed employees $425,000.

At a hearing in US Bankruptcy Court Tuesday, the trustee, Mark G. DeGiacomo, said the company needed $120,000 to keep the doors open, according to the Globe. However, that cash did not come through.


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