Famed Italian sandwich shop Manganaro's Hero-Boy is being forced out of its current home at 494 Ninth Avenue, the Commercial Observer reports. The building and the space next door were just sold to a developer for $15.75 million, and the owner wants the shop to leave the space.
Manganaro's Hero-Boy was opened by a member of the same family that owned and operated Manganaro's Grosseria Italiana next door. The original shop, which claimed to be the birthplace of the hero sandwich, closed last year. The two restaurants had a rivalry (read the full history here), but the spinoff eventually outlived the original. No word yet on when Manganaro's will be forced to close, or on whether the team plans to reopen the hero shop at a different address.
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