Rocket Joe’s Pizza on Delancey is for Sale

Posted on: December 9th, 2013 at 5:49 am by

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Rocket Joe’s has one of the cooler neons

Rocket Joe’s has been a Lower East Side fixture since 1992. But it might not be around much longer. Both the business and the commercial space itself are currently on the open market. Looks like NYCRS is acting as commercial broker for the 61 Delancey parlor, at least according to a new online real estate listing.

Ownership is currently open to selling Rocket Joe’s for $200,000 in key money; the 450 square-foot establishment rents for $5,400 per month. This entry listed on Craigslist confirms the news, and further proves that business is tight.

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With the benefit of hindsight, it appears that not even the reported ownership change in 2011 could salvage the operation. They dabbled with breakfast, but that was doomed from the get-go and eventually scrapped as well.

Through it all, though, Rocket Joe’s never pretended to be more than it was – a late-night munchies fix. Yeah, it wasn’t the best slice, but it remained a cheap, no-frills spot. Something the Lower East Side is losing by the minute. It’ll be interesting to see what happens next.

NYCRS was not immediately available for comment.

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