Victor Almo closes Art of Pizza in Westport (Graffiti Grill dark, too)
There are only so many hours in the day, and restaurateur Victor Almo — owner of the four-year-old Art of Pizza in the Crossroads and the nine-month-old restaurant of the same name in Westport — has simply used up too many of them. Last week, Almo put up a “closed” sign in the window of the Westport location and locked the door.
“I just don’t have the stamina or the desire to work that hard anymore,” Almo says. “Even before I opened the Westport location, I was working 85 hours a week in the Crossroads. And then, suddenly, I’m working over 100 hours a week. I’m over 50 years old — I’m no spring chicken anymore.”