The former Harvard Square location of the bankrupt local pizza chain The Upper Crust is indeed reopening as The Just Crust in what can only be described as an act of pizza-justice-performance art-revenge. Shannon Liss-Riordan is one of the new owners of the The Just Crust, and she's also the attorney who took on The Upper Crust for a series of labor violations, which included the exploitation of workers from a small town in Brazil. Liss-Riordan tells The Harvard Crimson that The Just Crust is indeed happening, as she previously suggested, and says "I'm really hoping that we can make a success of it because I'm hoping this can serve as a model." So... maybe more Just Crusts one day? She has also said that she'll entitle workers to partial ownership of the company. The pizzeria's righteous transformation is expected to be complete by March.
Update: It's looking like early May now.
· Upper Crust Pizzeria to Reopen as 'The Just Crust' [THC via UH]
· Former Upper Crust Employees to Reopen in Harvard Square [BBJ]
· All Coverage of The Upper Crust on Eater [~EBOS~]
· All Coverage of The Just Crust on Eater [~EBOS~]
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