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Between the Lines: Momo Realty and Medarex
Last week the camera ready mechanicals for our biannual
dining issue were being carried out of our door and toward the
plant in Philadelphia as the mail carrier was entering the door with
the day’s pile of correspondence. Featured on the cover of the paper
were Carlo and Raoul Momo, the brothers who have brought a rare
of good food and good business sense to the Princeton dining scene.
In the pile of mail was a letter from the bankruptcy court, notifying
creditors of the forthcoming sale of the old Lapidus Deli on
Road to an entity known as Momo Realty. If we had been 20 minutes
later leaving for Philadelphia or if the mail had been 20 minutes
earlier arriving at our door (or if the court had used E-mail instead
of snail mail) we would have reported that the brothers now command
not 16 but 17 eating places in central New Jersey, including Mediterra
in downtown Princeton, Teresa’s, Pizza Colore, and the newly opened
Nova Terra in New Brunswick.
Fans of Lapidus Deli will recall the quaint space, with its well worn
wooden floors and warmly cluttered counters. People familiar with
the Momo operation can guess that most of that ambiance will be
"If we find a space we really like," Carlo Momo was quoted
as saying in last week’s article, "we put in a concept that we
think would best suit the space and the market."
"Our family has always gotten involved in things that are
Buildings, food, products, things you can feel," he added.
The renowned deli was run for many years by Stanley Lapidus —
but more recently sold to another operator. The court notice listed
the price of the transaction at $50,000. Included in the sale,
to a bankruptcy notice, is the name, the equipment, and the inventory.
The current owners had filed for liquidation with Chapter 7 last
case 99-53303. The sale is expected to take place next Monday, October
30, at 10 a.m. in the court of Judge Raymond T. Lyons Jr. The trustee
is Daniel E. Straffi in Toms River.
I enjoyed your November, 1999, articles about Medarex
(www.princetoninfo.com/199911/91117c01.html). However, it came
to my attention that your writer committed an error when she
referred to the discoverer of monoclonal antibodies as "Milstein
Actually this technology was developed by two scientists, Cesar
and Georges Kohler.
Sirid-Aimee Kellermann Ph.D.
DNAX Research Institute
for being "asleep on the job" and for permitting "these
sorts of gaffes" that "hurt your journalistic
We at U.S. 1 appreciate the lecture but we actually think the bigger
lesson is the reach and shelf life of the Internet: An article
almost a year ago, corrected by a reader on the other side of the
continent! As always, we welcome the feedback. And, given the Momo
example above, E-mail might be the best way: info@princetoninfo.
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