Ben Benson teared up yesterday as he told the staff that the 30-year-old restaurant Ben Benson’s would be closing on June 17, Father’s Day. Benson, who is blind, and who also opened Grand Café and Smith & Wollensky, said that the Paramount Group, which owns the building, would not renew his lease. This is especially sad for one regular who got engaged there and has plaques with his children’s names along the bar. [WSJ]
The end of Benson’s.