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Flatbush pizza store faces fines for being too successful

By Mason White 6:20 PM March 11, 2014
Di Fara pizza pie 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
The managers of a Flatbush area pizza shop said that they are being harassed by New York City because they are too successful, the Sheepshead Bites reported.

Di Fara Pizza, which is located at 1424 Avenue J, wrote on its Facebook page that it will fight a $1,600 fine from the Health Department, which it received for having too many chairs.

“A few years ago we bought extra chairs as we get very crowded. We are always friendly and we bring out an extra chair if someone asks. These folding chairs caused us to get a B grade,” the company wrote on Facebook.

According to city regulations, restaurants with 20 or more seats must have a public bathroom that is handicap accessible. Di Fara does not.

However, the company said that the bathroom requirement applies only to restaurants, which were opened after 1977. Di Fara Pizza opened in 1965, so the restaurant should be exempt.