Record: How long have you owned Hot Tomatoes?
John: Exactly four years yesterday.
Record: What did you do before you owned your store?
John:I was a flight instructor and I owned an air cargo transportation company.
Record: Where were you the morning of Sunday March 29th, the morning of the Spring Street fire which severely damaged Colonial Pizza?
John: I was sleeping.
Record: Can anyone verify that?
John: My wife and three kids.
Record: Do you have enough experience with electrical engineering to cause an electrical fire?
Record: What is your relationship with Constantine, the owner of Colonial Pizza?
John: I grew up here, went to Mt. Greylock High School, and was a very good customer of his. I wouldn’t have started that fire because I have been friends with the owner of Cobble Cafe since high school.
Record: You have many unique pizza topping combinations; who comes up with the menu?
John: My wife and I do.
Record: What’s your favorite pizza?
John: Fresh tomato with fresh basil.
Record: You’ve bought the building next to Hot Tomatoes. What are you remodeling it into?
John: We’re creating a restaurant with full take-out meals, similar to an upscale Boston Market.