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Ed Hale
Chazz closure came amid lawsuits
Chazz closure came amid lawsuits

The recent closure of the popular Harbor East restaurant Chazz: A Bronx Original came without apparent warning or immediate explanation from its owners. But court records show that the restaurant and its owners have faced legal actions in recent years alleging missed vendor payments and unpaid city taxes. Chazz co-owner Sergio Vitale acknowledged the closure on his personal Facebook page but did not offer an explanation. In a statement sent to The Baltimore Sun, Vitale said his family had "invested big money" in its vision and has tried to put Baltimore on the national food map. "Unfortunately, the life span of the business ended more quickly than the terms of some of...