“There’s a lot that’s up in the air,” says its owner, about a potential relocation.
The 90-year-old institution may reopen somewhere outside of New York.
Astronomical rents are creating an inhospitable climate for the hospitality industry.
The 40-year-old establishment wore its 2.5-star Yelp rating like a badge of honor.
"A difficult landscape and lease uncertainty led to the decision," he says.
The plan is to stay open that night "until the last person leaves."
Both restaurants blame declining sales.
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Its sister establishment on the Upper West Side will also shutter.
December 5 is its last day.
Say good-bye to the salmon cannelloni, probably, on January 1.
The restaurant simply didn't make enough money.
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The beloved Theater District diner will close at the end of the year.
New York loses another great restaurant to rent hikes.
The oysters may be all gone, but the bottles of wine will cost $20.
"We weren't hitting the numbers we needed to hit, so we decided to close it down."