Stopped by Vito's* last night, and it looked even more barren than earlier. So I asked by friend Eric, who had introduced me to the place and seems reasonably tight with Vito, what gives.
"I'm told that Vito might be throwing in the towel. Too many hassles with the
City and too many employee problems. There is an e-mail address for a group
that is trying to save the joint: firstname.lastname@example.org
They will contact you about the next step.
Until then some of my friends have recommended the pizza place on Larchmont.
I know it is heresy, but..."
* excellent pizza place; Vermont a couple blocks north of Melrose in Hollywood. This is the most recent of a continuing series of updates