Manco & Manco is a month away from opening its latest Ocean City, New Jersey pizza joint in a former Strand movie theater along the boardwalk – a milestone overshadowed by owner Charles Bangle's upcoming stint in prison, set to begin in September.
Known for the Strand marquee – even after the theater shutdown, the new Manco & Manco location is set to have its own eye-catching sign, a retail shop, a 210-seat restaurant, and a private party space.
Yet an attorney for Bangle and his wife Mary, who was sentenced to three years probation in the couple's $1 million tax evasion case, previously said the location could be in jeopardy should Bangle report for his 15-month prison sentence, according to Philly.com.
“If the project is not completed, it could spell the ruin of this company. It could have an effect on many people: employees, the community, even the government,” [Laurence] Shtasel said then. Read more on PBJ.com.
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