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The former Rillo's on Pine Street in South Middleton Township has been sold.

Carlisle restaurant owners have purchased the former Rillo’s on Pine Street in South Middleton Township.

According to county records, Boston-based Nepreo sold the restaurant to Cappella of Carlisle on Nov. 29 for $140,000, a significant decrease from the asking price of $635,000 sought for the property in November 2016.

County records list Vito and Suzanne Iannuzzi as the managers of Cappella of Carlisle. The Iannuzzis own Miseno’s restaurant in Carlisle.

They also purchased the former Sunnyside Restaurant in 2015. In January 2018, Carlisle Borough Council approved a complete waiver of a formal land development plan for the site at 850 N. Hanover St.

The Iannuzzis were unavailable for comment on their plans for the Rillo’s location or their plans for the former Sunnyside Restaurant.

Rillo’s was founded by the Rillo family in the 1960s, and was sold to Jeff Goss, former owner of Market Cross Pub and Restaurant, and his business partner Mike Cassidy.

The business was put up for sale after Cassidy’s death in 2014.

The Rillo’s sale does not include the liquor license the restaurant formerly held, since that was sold to Cork & Fork on the Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township.

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Carlisle Reporter

Carlisle Reporter for The Sentinel.