Dubious 'Super' Mario's Pizza Now Not So Super

A shadow of his former self.
A shadow of his former self.

Last week, Our Man Sietsema wondered aloud about how on earth Mario's Pizza on East Houston Street had managed to so blatantly appropriate the Mario Bros. likeness without any discernible repercussions. Judging by the above, it looks like there were some: More than eight months after he appeared on the pizzeria's facade, the Italian-American plumber has disappeared. Mario's itself is still there, serving the same pizza that, as Sietsema noted, isn't all that super.

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