In a move that isnt exactly shocking but sad nonetheless, Diane Becker tells City Room that Elaines will close after service on May 26. Back in January, Becker said she would continue to run the joint as usual, but she now tells City Room that the truth is, there is no Elaines without Elaine. The business is just not there without Elaine. Last week, the Post seemed to foresee the demise it quoted a celebrity regular who said the restaurant was a morgue, and reported that Steve Jones of the Knickerbocker was interested in taking it over. The building, which has held the restaurant for over 40 years, will now go on the market. Paging Graydon Carter.
Elaines to Close [City Room/NYT]