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Valenti’s: Might Want to Frame Those Gift Cards

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An empty restaurant (click to enlarge)

It’s been about six weeks since the Buffalo News’ sole restaurant critic gave this Italian upstart a 2.5 star review, extolling the virtues of their red sauce and their Iron Chef and parsnips-based provenance.

On January 20, Budwey Supermarkets, Inc. filed a Notice of Petition to evict “Desires Unlimited d/b/a Valenti’s Italian Restaurant under index number LT-0055-12 in North Tonawanda City Court. The matter is scheduled for a hearing on Monday January 30th at 2pm in that venue. Budwey alleges that Valenti’s owes him $5,200 in unpaid rent, plus $500 in attorneys’ fees.  As of right now, no counterclaim has been filed against Budwey.

I have a call in to Budwey’s attorney.

A source close to the matter says that, as the restaurant was readying for lunch service on Wednesday, the electricity was shut off. Terry Valenti had been attempting to open an electrical account in his name, but Budwey put a hold on the service, which rendered that impossible. With power off, food that was slated to be served yesterday is still sitting out, and the food that is in the coolers and freezers may spoil, costing upwards of $15,000 to replace. The problem is that Valenti’s cannot get a purveyor to service the restaurant due to unpaid bills, and a dubious check may have been cut to Curtze’s. (UPDATE: Curtze’s confirms that, although Valenti’s did not have an account with it, they did buy stuff from them from time to time, and they also confirmed that Valenti’s last check bounced – that there was no money in the account and they can’t locate the person who passed it.)

When the electricity was shut off, a source says that Valenti and Brocuglio pulled the Ansul flame retardant system, possibly damaging equipment and necessitating a very costly recharge of the foam system.

 

It’s unknown whether Valenti and Brocuglio intend ever to return to the restaurant at this point, but signs point to “no”. It’s also been reported to me that many valuables and important files and financial documents have been removed from the premises.

At 11am on Thursday, the lights were off, Valenti’s was empty and closed.  In the meantime, someone had created a “Budway Valenti“[sic] Facebook account to mock Valenti’s landlord and estranged partner in the business and former server, Melissa Janiszewski. Screen caps below.

 

 


  • lolville

    Looks like some of the Valenti’s crew is at the court house…At 2:30 i drove by and saw the infamous camaro with Texas plates and a Truck that (used) to be parked at Valentis…Knowing how NT works, the Valenti/Crackho clan is doomed. More has been done behind the scenes than they’ll ever know.

    all the damage and the like done to the diner are all being explained away as “vandalism” ill bet, with the electricity being off- No alarm etc…

    But we all know the truth…

    “It was the Parsnips that did it!”

    These creeps will be movin on….

  • Has anyone seen their new sign? Alan, you could use this for your next post!
    http://i39.tinypic.com/2e1hv1j.jpg

  • OOPS, that one had a typo on it, Lori must have painted it. Here’s the new one lol
    http://i40.tinypic.com/uai5l.jpg

  • Jamie

    Woah woah woah woah…Lori plagiarized (http://luka-magnotta.com/?page_id=37) the “YouTube Kitten Killer” Luka Magnotta (http://www.anorak.co.uk/270417/strange-but-true/luka-magnotta-is-the-youtube-kitten-killer.html)? That is just ALL kinds of twisted and wrong…

  • I guess she wants to be a bisexual male porn star

  • (justin)othergrape

    @Jamie: Bravo man!

  • John 8:32

    A couple of times, it has been posted, that if Ms. Brocuglio, would have just kept her mouth shut, none of this would have come to be. I must disagree with that statement, why? Besides the PRing, the restaurant was doomed on it’s own merit’s , why? Because they don’t pay their bills! Mr. Budwey on his own, would have been seeking eviction, but maybe not as quickly! Mr. Budwey was at least, smart enough to take notice of the immense amount of red flags and acted upon them swiftly!

    Come on, they’ve racked up almost $30,000.00 in non payments, in the matter of two month? And that’s JUST dealings with the restaurant! I’m sure there will be others, at the court house, filing for eviction and/or payments!

    Least not forget, the child support Mr. Valenti hasn’t paid in 6 months + and the original rears. Not to mention, other legalities these two, have yet to face!

  • LMAO

    Usually when others spend their lives and time criticising you, its a strong indication that their lives are lacking happiness and they are not fulfilled. This behavior of stalking someone on the internet, is not only creepy, its potentially a very dangerous indicator that the stalkers will soon escalate their behavior and their online actions will manifest into an extremely unhealthy situation for the victim offline. Victims of cyber stalkers should seek help immediately. Stalking is stalking, weather it is online or in person, their are strict laws to protect the victims.

    Criticising another person is the cowards way of expressing anger and jealousy.

  • LMAO

    Usually when others spend their lives and time criticising you, its a strong indication that their lives are lacking happiness and they are not fulfilled. This behavior of stalking someone on the internet, is not only creepy, its potentially a very dangerous indicator that the stalkers will soon escalate their behavior and their online actions will manifest into an extremely unhealthy situation for the victim offline. Victims of cyber stalkers should seek help immediately. Stalking is stalking, weather it is online or in person, their are strict laws to protect the victims.

    Criticising another person is the cowards way of expressing anger and jealousy.

    Criticising another person is the cowards way of expressing anger and jealousy.

  • LMAO

    Criticising another person is the cowards way of expressing anger and jealousy.

    Usually when others spend their lives and time criticising you, its a strong indication that their lives are lacking happiness and they are not fulfilled. This behavior of stalking someone on the internet, is not only creepy, its potentially a very dangerous indicator that the stalkers will soon escalate their behavior and their online actions will manifest into an extremely unhealthy situation for the victim offline. Victims of cyber stalkers should seek help immediately. Stalking is stalking, weather it is online or in person, their are strict laws to protect the victims.

    Criticising another person is the cowards way of expressing anger and jealousy.

    Criticising another person is the cowards way of expressing anger and jealousy.

  • LMAO

    ANYONE CAN POSE AS ANYONE ELSE ONLINE – SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU SEE SOMEONES NAME NEXT TO A POST DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT PERSON WROTE IT. SOME INDIVIDUALS HAVE ULTERIOR MOTIVES AND BY IMPERSONATING OTHERS THEY FEEL THEY CAN ACCOMPLISH THEIR RIDICULOUS GOAL.PEOPLE CAN NOT BE SO NAIVE TO BELIEVE THAT WHAT THEY ARE READING IS TRUE. KEEP AN OPEN MIND – NOT EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE INTERNET IS TRUE. IT TAKES LESS THEN A MINUTE TO CREATE FAKE USER NAMES. IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. DONT JUDGE SOMEONE BY WHAT YOU READ ONLINE. I SHOULDNT HAVE TO KEEP REPEATING THIS – OTHERWISE THERE IS A HUGE PROBLEM WITH OUR SOCIETY.. Unless someone has telekinetic abilities, where they are able to SEE THROUGH the computer at the EXACT time of the post, then its impossible to tell who wrote something. Making guesses and speculating is ludacris. I suppose some individuals know nothing about how the internet works. There is no argument about this. Can’t argue the facts, you can only twist them to suit your opinion and look like an idiot. Its impossible to tell who wrote what on the internet, unless you saw with your own eyes the person writing it. These days, it seems too many impetuous lies are written by vindictive individuals that don’t have any facts and know nothing about situations they feel the need to interfere and comment on. It’s not only cowardly to attack strangers from behind a computer, its pathetic.This sort of machiavellian behavior is nafarious and incomprehensible.

    It’s often the case, when strangers instigate the proliferation of abhorrent lies to make someone look unfavorable, that they themselves feel inadequate and ineffective in their own lives, so they need to try and over analyze other people who they feel inferior to. I live a convivial, sociable and vigorous life and for anyone to judge me by the virulent fiction they read online, would be naive , ignorant and incongruous.

    I do not necessarily feel the need to redeem my reputation since the people that know me best will be more than happy to vouch for my honesty in conduct and I can provide many satisfied and loyal references if necessary. Once and for all I will set the record straight. Many hoax websites are created using my image and name, posing as me to seem more believable in respect to the type of audience these website have, I feel I don’t need to list them specifically but people need not be told, not to believe what they read and to take it as fact.

    All such posts are by a select few people who perpetuate these false rumours in order to get my attention. If everyone can please do a quick google search of my name they will be directed towards the remaining of these false websites and they can have a chance to read the emotionally filled lies and see that there is no actual substance or fact in their statements or claims.

    I have no “obsession with the lime light” the reality is, I refuse to give interviews and I have turned down countless interviewers and media requests to appear.I have had many oppertunities, the thing is, it just is not that important to me and it does not interest me any longer.Having appeared in magazines/films years ago does not constitute an unhealthy obsession with the limelight. Most people who spend all their time online belittling others,probably have no life as is evident.
    The reports are completely false and inaccurate starting from the very first horrendous accusation years ago, until now. Their reason to perpetuate such hate stems from a place that I am not familiar with since I have never given any reason for anyone to perceive me in such a way. Only a very select few people truly know me , everyone else just speculates. To carry on hate for the time span of 2006 until now with the agenda to slaughter my name and reputation takes a lot of negative and unhealthy mental work that I refuse participate in.

    I do not feel the necessity to address the specific accusations made in the posts since they are so far from my character that responding to them will give them more credibility than they will ever hold. If the readers of these posts can look behind the storyline that has been created, they will see that there is no reference to a concrete transaction or event that has taken place with any specific person in which I have committed any illegal activity. Instead the posts are a series of “he said she said” rumours that are completely fabricated and circulated by specifically the person(s) who made these posts. Individuals with their own agenda who have way too much time on their hands, who feel the need to bad mouth others under the cloak of anonymity on the internet. It takes a specific type of mentality to attack others for years, ecentially cyber stalking their every move in order to cause emotional distress. Im sure everyone can relate to cowardly actions by individuals who they no longer wish to speak to. They try with all their might to cause mischief, in hopes it will make me go crawl under a rock, but in reality it only makes them look like fools committing criminal harassment. They feel as though they have power hiding behind anonymity. Attempting to antagonize someone in order to get them to respond is naive and ridiculous. It takes two people to argue and I refuse to engage in such childish nonsense. Everyone has skeletons in their closets.

    I will not quit living my life, because of other peoples short comings. If they have failed at succeeding in living a healthy, happy and productive life, then that is a pitty, however I will not be intimidated to stop living mine. The fact remains, if you don’t like someone, or you don’t agree with their lifestyle of homosexuality/bisexuality or their views on society , simply ignore them, do not cyber stalk them and make malicious allegations against them in order to try and effect their happiness. Myself and people I love will not stoop to your level and participate in vindictive internet wars. I could care less who hates me. The only people that matter to me are my family and a select few individuals I am privileged to call friends, everyone elses opinions of me do not count nor do they matter and they hold no merit. Believing what you read on the internet is like believing everything you read in the national enquirer, its ridiculous to judge someone you have never met, or you do not know any longer. Some people refuse to acknowledge that I dont want anything to do with them and they are in denial.

    For the person(s) who wrote these posts, I hope the best for your selves and your family, thank you for taking the next step and posting slander, libel and defamation under a false identity that is not yours on the internet, anyone with a brain can see through these malicious lies after doing a bit of research. Since every one of your online actions and submissions place you on the wrong side of the legal fence, these posts have only worked towards my benefit. It is actually the beauty of irony that you commit punishable and illegal criminal acts by law including and not limited to; intellectual property infringement, copyright infringement, slander, defamation, libel, fraudulent identity and identity theft in order to fabricate completely false accusations of fraud against me. No matter what happens in my life, no matter how many strangers dislike me, I continue to hold my head high. You may be familiar with the old saying “Brand or be branded” , this website was created in order for people to have an alternate to internet nonsense/lies and for me to be able to speak for myself. Anything read off this site , I have no control over and take no responsibility for.

    Consider the source when obtaining your information and believing what you read.

    “I care about a lot of things, what others think of me isn’t one of them.”

  • LMAO

    I do not feel the necessity to address the specific accusations made in the posts since they are so far from my character that responding to them will give them more credibility than they will ever hold. If the readers of these posts can look behind the storyline that has been created, they will see that there is no reference to a concrete transaction or event that has taken place with any specific person in which I have committed any illegal activity. Instead the posts are a series of “he said she said” rumours that are completely fabricated and circulated by specifically the person(s) who made these posts. Individuals with their own agenda who have way too much time on their hands, who feel the need to bad mouth others under the cloak of anonymity on the internet. It takes a specific type of mentality to attack others for years, ecentially cyber stalking their every move in order to cause emotional distress. Im sure everyone can relate to cowardly actions by individuals who they no longer wish to speak to. They try with all their might to cause mischief, in hopes it will make me go crawl under a rock, but in reality it only makes them look like fools committing criminal harassment. They feel as though they have power hiding behind anonymity. Attempting to antagonize someone in order to get them to respond is naive and ridiculous. It takes two people to argue and I refuse to engage in such childish nonsense. Everyone has skeletons in their closets.

  • LMAO

    Everyone has skeletons in their closets.

  • LMAO

    he said she said” rumours that are completely fabricated

  • LMAO

    Consider the source when obtaining your information and believing what you read

    EX’S EX’S EX’S

  • John 8:32

    You really believe all of this to be, from the ex’s?

    Did the ex’s make the “Iron Chef” comment?
    Did the ex’s make the “CIA” comment?
    Did the ex’s make the “Momma Leone’s” comment?
    Did the ex’s give all the above, information to YOUR PR people?
    Did the ex’s write the $3000.00, bad check?
    Did the ex’s run their truck, into the entrance of the restaurant?

    You are really trying to make ANYONE, believe that the ex’s brought about your falling?

    As usual Ms. Brocuglio, it’s another FAILED attempt, at anything you do in life!

  • Whori,
    If ANYONE is stalking it’s YOU. YOU come to US, noone asked you to come here. If you don’t like what’s posted about your skanky, black toothed ass, then don’t come here. BUT, we DO enjoy your company, your lack of intelligence is very entertaining!

  • Nothing is fabricated here, it’s all back up with documentation. Like your lame doctored receipt of payment to Budwey, except OURS is REAL.

  • lolville

    At 4 am on my way to a call i drove by Budweys plaza. Looks like the Valenti/Brocucrackyo clan lost in court…

    There are trucks backed up to or pulled in to every possible entrance of the former Valentis diner, Blocking any possible entrance.

    Whats the most infuriating is these shitbags took advantage of Budwey, got free rent, free food and utilities and trashed the diner when the power was shut off…

    took advantage of a well known man in the community whom was kind enough to lose thousands WILLINGLY to help them get their business up and running by not charging a month and a half rent, letting them slide on the utilities etc…The Judge could have cared less if you walked in the courtroom with F.Lee.Bailey, the facts spoke for themselves, you gave him bad checks on more than one occasion, the utilities were never paid, they never paid the food vendors, and last but not least, they left a trail of bad checks, unpaid employees and thats just the tip of the iceberg…

    Anyone wanna bet they’re heading out west?

  • They can head wherever they want, I think the police installed a tracking device in her black, disgusting, rotten toof. They’ll find them wherever they go.

  • John 8:32

    he said she said” rumours that are completely fabricated

    Comment by LMAO — January 30, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    The word is RUMORS! And you can’t “fabricate” court documents!

  • Chris

    How is it the buffalo news couldn’t uncover this?

  • The Bartender

    Hey Lori, tell Terry that when he’s done getting fucked in the ass in jail. He can come back down to Hirams in Fl and Ill knock him and his little mrsa covered dick out.

  • Debbie

    @Alan Bedenko: Could you please email me… slavebaby2karma@gmail.com …TY