Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Report: Cup & Saucer Luncheonette closing next week on the LES


[Photo from 2011]

The Cup & Saucer Luncheonette, the classic diner on Canal and Eldridge, is closing next week.

The Lo-Down has the scoop:

The reason for the closure is a steep rent increase, to $15,000 per month including real estate taxes. The last day in business will be next Monday, July 17.

The diner first opened in 1940. The current owners took over in 1988.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just had a great breakfast here yesterday. The space is very small. There is no chance a business will succeed here at that rent. My guess is the landlord would rather commit tax fraud and deduct the 15k a month than have a tenant. Anyone know what the existing rent is?

Anonymous said...

Chinatown as we know it (knew it) is in the gentrification death spiral. I would visiting friends that it was the last neighborhood that looked the same as it did when I moved here in 1981.

Anonymous said...

Death of real estate is due to greed of landlords. There will no longer be neighborhoods but districts.

Anonymous said...

Stop lamenting these losses and boycott the East Village and Lower East Side.

Let it be just people and places that want NYC to be like somewhere else.

They want it like that, let them have it.

Create culture elsewhere for your own sanity.

RJJNY said...

That is so depressing, have been ordering from there regularly for 15 years or so. One of the people who answers the phone has my address and breakfast order memorized and reels it off as soon as they hear my voice. The delivery guy is lovely too. I hope they can find someone willing to give them a decent deal in the neighborhood, but it doesn't seem too likely.

Anonymous said...

So sad.

Anonymous said...

Boycott the neighborhood we live in? How would that work exactly?

Gojira said...

Damn, double damn, and triple damn. And I was just thinking the other day about how it had been a while since I'd been there so was overdue for their grilled cheese and bacon. Guess I'll be going sooner than I expected, and for a farewell instead of a celebratory sammy. Hope the landlord croaks.

Donnie Moder said...

Love that sign.

Anonymous said...

5:31pm I'm talking about people who don't live in the neighborhood, wiseass,

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo T.T!!!!!!!!!!

JQ LLC said...

15 large for that little corner. This should be criminal. This obliteration of an 8 decade institution is a casualty of De Faustio's campaign for one new york superpac. Also another betrayal of his feigned progressive principles and his willful forgetfulness of small businesses.

Anonymous said...

fuck all the landlords...they took out my favorite breakfast spot Neptune, with the outdoor patio too

Anonymous said...

Officially hate everything and everyone. Boomers and Bloomberg. They suck gigantic monkey balls.

Anonymous said...

The rent went up to '15k including real estate taxes'. How much are the real estate taxes? Why are these taxes never mentioned? Easy to blame landlords but how much blame should the city bare for this? I don't see the city cutting taxes and spending and my guess is nobody here would support that. So this is what you get.

Anonymous said...

Aww where will I get my Greezy Eggs and Potatoes now?

Anonymous said...

@1:49am: What do boomers have to do with this? Are you a millennial? I'm a boomer and I hate seeing small businesses screwed over by landlords.

This is another loss of real NY; heaven only knows what goes in there next, but it'll be something sleek and soulless, where the person who answers the phone DOESN'T have anyone's regular order memorized, that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

It's a blanket blame throw , you are correct. My perspective is too long to reply on EVG. But the documentary "Generation X" explained most of it. There's just so many of you and you are everywhere. Especially the boomerang ones reinvading the city now that the suburban houses are free of kids. Most boomers I meet are mostly entitled judgmental pains in my lower region. Sorry for grouping and judging based upon Generation.

Scuba Diva said...

At 11:01 AM, Anonymous said:

This is another loss of real NY; heaven only knows what goes in there next, but it'll be something sleek and soulless, where the person who answers the phone DOESN'T have anyone's regular order memorized, that's for sure.

There will be no phone; it'll just be a voicemail playing a tape of the business's location and hours.