Gigio's Pizzeria in Evanston has a brand new front door--thanks to a Northwestern student who kicked it in after he'd had too much to drink, then came back the next day with his checkbook ready to pay for repairs.
“He paid for the damages right away, and everything is good,” says Julio Andino, who has owned Gigio’s, 1001 Davis St., for the past 45 years. “I’m very happy.”
The student had just finished finals and celebrated with a few too many drinks. He wanted a piece of pizza, but Gigio’s wasn’t open—so he kicked the door in instead, according to Evanston Ald. Judy Fiske (1st Ward). The next day, he wrote the longtime Evanston pizza joint a check for $600 to cover the damages.
“He apologized, and he wanted to do a public service with me, which I didn’t accept,” Andino said. “He has to be the nicest kid.”