Bova, right, with the Rothsteins and V Giorgio vodka maker Victor Harvey
Bova, right, with the Rothsteins and V Giorgio vodka maker Victor Harvey
Haute Living Magazine

UPDATED: Free Next Wednesday Night? Cuz Bova's Back.

Another day off the grid (in a way).

You know, after Tony Bova shut down Bova Prime so covertly and unceremoniously, after allegedly failing to pay some employees, after filing for personal bankruptcy and going through foreclosure procedures on his house, after stiffing his landlord tens of thousands of dollars, after going into business with the most notorious criminal in Broward County history, I find it absolutely incredible that he's opening a fancy new restaurant in Boca Raton next week.

I think every person whom Scott Rothstein ripped off or so much as aggrieved -- which is a solid percentage of the Broward population -- should be able to eat at the restaurant free every night. You can check out the invite for the grand opening party inside.

UPDATED: About that Wikipedia thing, I had an epiphany this morning. I was thinking that whoever authored the smear had to be closely connected to Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter (that's obvious from the content). Then I wondered: What had I done to Ritter lately? Then I remembered my post showing the photos of her "Dancing With the Broward Stars." Now, I thought that was good fun, but I heard from numerous sources that Ritter was incensed over that post, that it ruined her day, and she believed it crossed the line (though the photos were already online). So I just went back to compare dates, and here's where it gets interesting. The dancing-photos post was published on the morning of May 20. The person who altered the Wikipedia page -- using the name "Katherine Parr" -- did it on... wait for it... May 21. Coincidence? Maybe, but don't you love a good caper?

Anthony and Laurie Bova request the honor of your presence for the
Private Grand Opening Reception
of VIVO Partenza to celebrate our new beginning.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Cocktails & Hors dâ'oeuvres
Live Entertainment
Event from 7:30pm -" 10:00pm
please have your business card or email ready for entrance and drawing
VIVO Partenza, a Modern Italian Restaurant
1450 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33432


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