Thursday, September 5, 2013
Report: Former University Diner space home soon to Gunz Fine European Food
[Jeremiah's Vanishing New York]
Just about a year ago, the University Diner closed for good after 60 years of business on University Place at East 12th Street... (Read more about that closing at Jeremiah's Vanishing New York and Flaming Pablum.)
At the time, Eater reported that the landlord was seeking a big rent hike — upwards of $40,000 a month. The subsequent "save our neighborhood diner" campaign wasn't able to help.
Early last month, Jeremiah got word that "some kind of international cookie place" was taking over.
And here we are. Yesterday, Andrea Swalec at DNAinfo reported that the new tenant will be Gunz Fine European Food, which "will sell cookies, snacks and other fine foods imported from across Europe."
Per the article: "Based in Mäder, Austria, Gunz ships packaged foods to 80 countries, and in 2012 boasted revenue of more than $116 million."