Sunday, December 4, 2016
Neptune Restaurant on First Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Street closes after service today. Staff started telling this news to patrons on Friday evening.
This iteration of the Polish diner has been around since 2001... though there has been a Polish-American restaurant here, such as KK, for a lot longer ...
[Photo from 1997 by Dave Buchwald]
The buildings here at 192-194 First Ave. arrived on the market in January 2015. At that time, both of the retail spaces (the other being Lin's Laundromat) were listed.
This past July, the EMMES Group of Companies sold the two five-story, walk-up buildings to Nazarian Property Group in an all-cash transaction valued at $13 million.
Then in the fall, the Neptune cut back hours during the week...
[Photo by Greg Masters]
And add the Neptune to the RIP list of affordable diners, joining Polonia, Kiev, Christine's, Leshko's, Teresa's, the Stage ...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Space that houses 1st Avenue's Polish-American diner Neptune is on the market