SOLD: The Chicken Joe’s Building in Cos Cob Has a New Owner


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235 East Putnam Ave

On March 1, three buildings were sold, just past Mill Pond in Cos Cob. The Samuel Judice Family Limited Partnership sold 235 East Putnam Ave, 241 East Putnam Ave, and 2 Relay Place to “235 East Putnam Ave, LLC.”

Joe Marini has been operating his Cos Cob Chicken Joe’s business out of the modest green and white building at 235 East Putnam Ave for 23 years. The line goes out the door and around the corner at lunch time, and his delivery truck appears multiple times in the Greenwich High School bus loop throughout any given school day.

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241 East Putnam Ave

A search of the Secretary of State’s website revealed 235 East Putnam Ave, LLC belongs to Antonio DiPaolo.

Reached by phone, Mr. Marini said he’d spoken to Mr. DiPaolo and his son, who told him he cold remain in the building as long as he likes.

Marini said he was familiar with Mr. DiPaolo and that many years ago Mr. DiPaolo lived in the apartment over 241 East Putnam Ave, where Tiger Lily’s operated for many years (now home to Beam & Barre.)

2 Relay Place. Photo courtesy Assessor's office at Greenwich Town Hall.

2 Relay Place. Photo courtesy Assessor’s office at Greenwich Town Hall.

“I’m staying put,” Marini said. “My dream is to stay at least another 15 years, until I’m 65.”

The sale price for the three properties was $2,800,000.

Mr. Marini, who is known for his generosity in the Greenwich community, organizing food drives, and preparing meals for charity events, happens to be busy this week planning a “Dough for Donations” pizza night dinner at Christ Church this Friday, March 11 from 5:00-10:00 pm.

Joe Marini and Shortie

“Shortie” and Joe Marini take a break from a very busy pizza dinner fundraiser at Christ Church on Friday night. Credit: Leslie Yager

See also: The Joe’s are Back! 3rd Annual Dough for Donations Pizza Night is Friday March 11!!


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