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Business Suffers, Trash Grows Near Stalled Chelsea Work Site, Neighbors Say

(DNAINFO) Maya Rajamani | January 7, 2016 — Last June, Tre Dici manager Michael Colucci was forced to tell the 30 employees working at his popular Italian restaurant they would be losing their jobs after the city informed him the eatery’s building had to be vacated.Ongoing construction at 132 W. 26th St., two doors down from Colucci’s restaurant at 128 W. 26th St., had left his building with structural issues and caused “significant movement and settlement” of the property, rendering it an “imminent danger” to the building’s occupants, the Department of Buildings said.

“It was pretty devastating, actually,” said Colucci, 35, who opened Tre Dici in 2004 and believes the restaurant played a key role in rejuvenating a block once considered less than desirable. “The most upsetting thing is that it was by no fault of our own.”

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