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Upper Crust files for bankruptcy

Beset by labor, ownership disputes, gourmet pizza chain says it owes $3.4m

Upper Crust, the gourmet pizza chain that expanded rapidly over the last decade, but in recent years struggled with labor troubles, financial problems, and ownership disputes, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

The Boston company, which defaulted on its loan to TD Bank in late September, said it owes at least $3.4 million, including more than $500,000 to a Brookline construction company, $234,235 to a local food distributor, and $229,049 to former Massachusetts attorney general Thomas F. Reilly, who represented the business after leaving office, according to a list of creditors filed last week with the US Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts.

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