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Legislation #: 090256 Introduction Date: 4/2/2009
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 4/12/2009
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS CIRCO, GOTTSTEIN, SKAGGS, HERMANN, FORD, SANDERS BROOK, FUNKHOUSER, MARCASON, JOLLY, SHARP AND CURLS
Title: Honoring Michael Garozzo and the staff of Garozzo’s Ristorante at 526 Harrison in Columbus Park on their 20th Anniversary.

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3/30/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/2/2009 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 090256

 

Honoring Michael Garozzo and the staff of Garozzos Ristorante at 526 Harrison in Columbus Park on their 20th Anniversary.

 

WHEREAS, Garozzos Ristorante was established April 6, 1989 in Kansas Citys historic Columbus Park area in Kansas City, Missouri, by Michael Garozzo; and

 

WHEREAS, Michael Garozzo spent a lifetime in the restaurant business, beginning with Parentes Italian Village, where he worked as a busboy on the Hill in St. Louis, Missouri, in his youth; and

 

WHEREAS, Michael Garozzo would be encouraged to pursue his dream of opening his own restaurant by his father Salvatore and Uncle Fred, both veterans of the restaurant business; and

 

WHEREAS, the Garozzo family took a chance in Columbus Park establishing the first Garozzos Ristorante, when many individuals and businesses were moving out of the neighborhood; and

 

WHEREAS, Garozzos has established itself as an icon in Columbus Park and all of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, Michael Garozzo introduced his famous chicken spiedini, the first of its kind in an Italian restaurant, at Garozzos Ristorante - Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, Michael Garozzo and his family worked side by side in small business at Garozzos at 526 Harrison, modeling true family values; and

 

WHEREAS, the hard work and dedication of the Garozzo family and staff has resulted in the establishment of Garozzos restaurants in Olathe, Overland Park and Lees Summit and promises a continued successful presence in Kansas City, Missouri; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Michael Garozzo and the staff of Garozzos Ristorante at 526 Harrison in Columbus Park on their 20th Anniversary; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Michael Garozzo with the congratulations of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City to Michael Garozzo, his family and staff for the 20-year success of Garozzos Ristorante.

 

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