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Brian Black, Owner of Mi Piaci, is Not Happy

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Mi Piaci closed on May 18, 2014. A sign posted on the front door noted the landlord had changed the locks on owner Brian Black for failure to pay rent. On May 14, the landlord announced the opening of Cucina Neighborhood Italian Restaurant in the same space. Mr. Black is fightin’ mad.
This just in:
SUBJECT: Statement from Brian Black of the former Mi Piaci Cucina
 Mi Piaci Cucina Italiana in Park Cities was taken from me by my ex-lawyer/ ex- business partner. Through the use of unethical legal practices, my ex-business partner stole the restaurant from me.  I will be filing a lawsuit against her and others for their actions. A new restaurant is being opened in the same venue as the former Mi Piaci Cucina by my ex partner and the landlord. They are attempting to imitate Mi Piaci by using the same menu and staff from the former Mi Piaci Cucina.  The principles and family members that have been involved with the Mi Piaci brand since 1991 have NO affiliation to this new restaurant.  This malicious and unscrupulous act will be met with swift and just response.
Brian Black
In a letter to his customers he writes:
We would like to thank all of our loyal Mi Piaci customers who have supported us for over twenty-three years. We could not have done it without you and we wish all of our Mi Piaci friends and family only the best. As many of you know, we closed our doors last month due to circumstances beyond our control. Basically, Mi Piaci Cucina Italiana in Park Cities was taken from me by my ex-lawyer/ex-business partner. Through the use of unethical legal practices, my ex-business partner stole the restaurant from me. I will be filing a lawsuit against her and others for their actions. A new restaurant is being opened in the same venue as the former Mi Piaci Cucina by my ex-business partner and the Landlord. They are attempting to imitate Mi Piaci by using the same menu and staff from the former Mi Piaci Cucina. The principles and family members that have been involved with the Mi Piaci Brand since 1991 have NO affiliation with this new restaurant. This malicious and unscrupulous act will be met with swift and just response. Please feel free to follow me on Facebook for more information.

75 comments on “Brian Black, Owner of Mi Piaci, is Not Happy

  1. The story based on these veridical events, should be titled: “The ‘Great’ RISTORANTE That USED to BE”, for obvious reasons. And it should teach us “kids”, that one may be able to fool some people ALL the time, one may even be able to fool all people SOME of the time, but it’s impossible (or, at the very least highly improbable) to fool ALL people ALL the time. Anyone involved during the last 10 years with the former management (mismanagement..?) of -Mi Piaci Ristorante ltaliano- can attest and easily relate to that teaching. To all those persons, l’d like to say that the lessons you willingly spread, are appreciated. Now, more important, all those lessons you UNwillingly taught us, truly are invaluable pieces of wisdom. Those “teachings” are the ones to be treasured and keep fresh in mind for a very long time. Thank you very much, gentlemen. Sirs, have a very good day…sirs. GRAZIE!

  2. Ok this is USA great
    stop making Italian fake foods Then
    my name is Anna I write English as the way you guys talk ” slang” you guys do not talk a perfect English so please stop!
    and stop to make fake Italian food
    There is no real Italian food in USA
    only at my house
    I have more class that you can imagine it is just not your cup of tea
    my family in Italy has been in business for over 100 years
    with great class and reputations
    I am proud of me what ever you say I do not care will never hurt me
    I know who I am and where I come from.
    Best Regards

  3. learn Italian before you write Italian language
    arrabiata is with one T hahahha
    I know who you are …. you are the son of … and this is getting juicy

    there is no real Italian food in USA
    only at my house There is a real Italian food ( every day) I make my own ciabatta too..
    This is become my Motto!

    by the way I can telling you in Italian lot of things but you do not read Italian, you do not write Italian, you do not speak Italian, so I have not fun writing you. you do not even eat real Italian foods so please shut up! Stai Zitto.

  4. Speak english? Usted habla espanol? Parla italiani signore? Vous parlez francois?

    …isn’t wonderful to live in multi-cultural country? Stay cool!

  5. Hi Ruben
    I speak 3 languages and some Arabs so I can tell in many way how to people to get lost hahah but I am having a confrontation with some small town boy or girl here
    I travel half of the world and I can deal with
    Ciao

  6. x Ruben io parlo e scrivo la mia lingua italiana
    scrivo perfetto e parlo perfetto
    non so se questo verra’ pubblicato ma debbo dirti che il signore del ristorante e’ davvero un uomo di merda.
    ciao

  7. purtroppo non hanno pubblicato quello che avevo scritto
    ma tu lo sai cosa volevo dire
    ciao

  8. I hope Nancy sees this tomorrow and blocks you. Find another forum – Anna- to lash out on people. We get you don’t like the owner. We don’t really care. We are here to talk about the statement written by MiPiaci. Get a life and go hassle a REAL Italian restaurant where you live in Italy… Since you keep saying your so Italian. We won’t miss you!

  9. Please Nancy you may need to take this forum down. I am a fan of your blogs but you got the same people on here – that are either former employees just mad they were left without a job and a crazy lady who keeps bashing everyone and giving us talks about Karma. Anna obviously is either the ex business partner or the landlord or someone the owner crossed the wrong way but we dont need to see a post from her commenting on everything else on here. And Ruben – you seemed to have worked for them for 10 plus years so what does your character say about you bashing them now – why did you stay that long? I am done with this story. It is old news. I am ready to move on to the next.

  10. sure I am not off topics I am talking about this why the Mi Piaci restaurant has failure? ok why?
    see you do not need to be cute to run a restaurant
    you just need to be honest with people to be in business
    but of course business has no conscience!
    so what? they can block me? who cares? the restaurant will be never reopen that is for sure
    and what do you care? because I am Italian? so you are racist and if you are racist do not go eat to any Italian place then OK? go eat hamburger and French fries lift your cholesterol more higher like you ego.
    Kind regards

  11. please Josh tell me one more thing
    how can a Captain loose his boat??????
    May be a Captain loose his boat because he rock someone else boat?
    when a captain do not catch fish and ask 130K loan to run the boat ???
    when a Captain do not pay rent???
    we are in topic here not off topics
    so please if she deleted my writing then is right at all

  12. I am not an employee darling
    yes it is about Karma are you scared about Karma?.
    is Karma Taboo
    for you?
    do you know about Karma?
    well do good and you shall received good
    he did not received good wonder way?

  13. So speaking (in this case, writing), the truth equals bashing nowadays, uh..? You learn something new everyday, l guess. Live and learn, people. That’s the point l try to get accross. A decent person, such as myself, wouldn’t speak half of what l know about this matter. So, no worries there. You see? I’m even using my real first name. My last name?it starts with M. Do we know each other by chance? Stay cool, summer is here and it’s getting hotter outside. Sit back and RELAX. Enjoy!

  14. Anna, I didn’t throw stones. And I use both of my names. I like to try and keep things somewhat civil on this forum. I understand there are a lot of emotions, and if you would like us to know how he hurt you, then use your real name and write one post with your story. We don’t allow obscenities but I know enough Italian to realize your rage. Some of your posts were automatically deleted for obscenities. I can’t control that. we have a filter that takes them out. so keep it clean and make your points.

  15. Anna, there is not a good plate of Tex-Mex in Rome either. Stay on point.

  16. I was on deadline yesterday and I am just catching up. I agree with you. Thanks,

  17. I did not delete your posts. Our filtering system did because of several words you used.

  18. Hello Readers,
    I believe we have exhausted this conversation. SideDish is the only blog on our site that doesn’t have a wait for moderation. I fought hard to avoid that because I believe we can carry on a conversation without it spinning out of control.I do not want to lose that “freedom” so I am going to cut the comments off. I will leave up what exists. If anyone has something to add, email me. And if you are going to throw stones, use your real name. Thank you all for your insight. There is a lot to think about and research.

  19. Unfortunately, Brian Black has more bravado than good sense. He’s finally placed the last nail in his coffin by continually acting unscrupulously. It’s known amongst restauranteurs and vendors that Black does not pay his creditors or employees, that he sells inferior products for superior prices yet always blames other people for problems in his business ventures. He’s better suited to sell used cars or snake oil.

  20. HAs any checked out the new Cucina. Curious to know if the same staff is working their. I wouldn’t put it past Black to pull a fast one, come up with some elaborate story to wipe his slate clean just to get out of his past due vendor bills and keep going as usual….

  21. Ms Anna. You sound like it no body just a stupid resented B !!! Pls at least consider that you sound like trash !!! I was born in Italy ! Italians. Italians de verdad !!!! And your story sounds …….. Like ….. Mr Black was right when he let you go. ……. Crazy. Go where you belongs,,,,,,, the Blacks are great people

  22. Ja ja be serious !!!!!! You are just a stupid ind trash!!!!! You have never been in Italy !!! Good luck on your dreams