Brooklyn pizzeria price hike causes brief controversy

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A Brooklyn pizzeria stirred up some controversy when it decided last month to raise the cost of a slice from 99 cents to $1.50.

Some have called the namesake slices of 99 Cent Fresh Hot Pizza at 51 Willoughby St. a lifesaver, and that's why loyal customers were upset when the price went up, putting workers in a bind. They say they have higher costs and a soaring rent, in addition to the cost of ingredients.

But the pizzeria wanted to make customers happy, and so it changed slices back to 99 cents a pop. Toppings are extra.

Employees say it just wasn't the right time to raise prices.

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