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Following drug bust, questions raised about Manchester pizza restaurant
Nakos’ father owns the Amory Street House of Pizza, and Koustas had worked there, according to the federal complaint. The younger Nakos is also listed as a member of the limited liability company the restaurant is registered as with the Secretary of State.
“We’ve never seen a pizza come out of that operation,” state police Sgt. Jennifer MacKenzie testified at a hearing in federal court on June 30, the same day that prosecutors held a news conference announcing the bust.
At the Board of Mayor and Aldermen’s meeting on July 1, Ward 12 Alderman Keith Hirschmann questioned how such a business was able to function for years, and he noted that the establishment also had poker machines.
The shop remains in business. A sign in the window on Tuesday advertised a slice of pizza for $1.50. A man who identified himself as a manager answered the phone and insisted that there were “no drugs here.” He declined to give his name or answer additional questions before saying “Thank you, buddy” and hanging up.
A license for a gaming machine costs $2,000 a year. According to City Clerk Matt Normand, video poker machine licenses generated about $240,000 in revenue for the city in the 2014 fiscal year.
Mara and his deputy chief were present at the press conference announcing the drug sales arrests last month and stood next to a photo showing the bags of marijuana and weapons seized in the raids.
The shop has passed its health inspections the past three years, with only one critical violation, according to city Health Department records that were requested by Alderman-At-Large Joe Kelly Levasseur.
Mayor Ted Gatsas said the amount of money generated by the devices should to be taken into account.
Hirschmann replied, “We’re not going to have money collected through crime.”
The board voted to send the matter to the Administration Committee, which is expected to hold its next meeting in August.
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