The New York City game of pizza musical chairs went for another turn today. Crain's reports that Grimaldi's pizza will take over the 462 Second Avenue spot in Kips Bay formerly occupied by, among others, an offshoot of Coney Island's Totonno's pizza. This will be Grimaldi's second Manhattan location after the one in the old Limelight, and joins recently opened Coney Island, Queens and New Jersey locations. Though no official opening date has been announced, owner Frank Ciolli tells Crain's, "We have a lease, we just put up some signage, and we'll be opening soon."

Ciolli's name is no stranger to the press these days. If you haven't been following the Dough Drama unfolding in Brooklyn though, here's a recap: Last November Grimaldi's was forced to move from its original location after a rent dispute with its landlord. Just a week later it was announced that pizza king and original Grimaldi's owner Patsy Grimaldi would be returning to Brooklyn to open his own new pizza joint, Juliana's, in the former Grimaldi's space. Ciolli then went and filed an injunction against Patsy to prevent him from opening the "rival" pizza parlor.

In spite of all the lawsuits and sauce slinging, Juliana's seems poised to open any day now, so this well-timed announcement brings some of the focus back to Grimaldi's. The empire Ciolli's built off of Patsy Grimaladi's pizza seems unlikely to fall, but if this new incarnation doesn't succeed, we say Ray's Famous Original We Were First We Swear Pizza make a go of it.