My Dad used to take me hear in the early 80’s. I loved this place. Sad to see it go.
You put sean the commie penn on the menu and people lose their appetite. That’s why you’re closing.
Made a few trips when I worked on the East Side. Always good - representative of an era and location whose time has past.
This is sad, but not at all surprising.. This operation is/was tired, overpriced, underwhelming, and a bit haughty..
Kind of like, ME! GASP! But I digress..
That aside, this isn’t a good sign, operations like many of the these nostalgic attractions, are dying off with it’s older consumer base.. If you haven’t got someone to tell you about the wonderful old stories, they no longer have a reliable base..
There are plenty of legitimate landmarks that maintain a renewable energy, with constant fine-tuning of their product, and keen competitiveness..
HOWEVER, there are market forces that no one can overcome, when no matter what you know about business,.. It’s all about THE ECONOMY STUPID!!
My father(Nelson Riddle)first took me there when I was a boy.I always marveled at the”Dry-Aging”meat.I will eat there for the last time on Nov.26.What a SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Demograpics; a large RAT population in the immediate environs. RATs don’t tip well (unless it’s on the expense account) so it’s hard to keep competent help.