Monday, January 13, 2014

Closing date set for 7A, which will won't be open today

As we first reported last Wednesday, 7A is set to close at the end of this month.

The 24-hour restaurant, which has anchored the southwest corner of Avenue A and East Seventh Street since the mid-1980s, will close following service on Sunday, Jan. 26, according to our 7A tipster. (An employee confirmed the date.) So far, we haven't heard about an exact closing time… whether it is after brunch… or dinner remains to be seen.

Nightlife heavy-hitters Serge Becker and Josh Picard are rumored to be taking over the space.

Meanwhile, today…

… 7A will be closed … crews for the pilot of "Songbyrd," a new E! series, will be filming in the restaurant… Per Deadline Hollywood, the show "centers on songwriter Lauren Byrd (Bethany Joy Lenz), a character loosely inspired by hitmaker Diane Warren, and her staff." Your 1980s crush Andrew McCarthy is directing the pilot.

Updated 12:44

Here's 7A all prepped for tonight's TV shoot...

Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] Reader report: 7A will close at the end of the month 956 comments)

Are Serge Becker and Josh Picard taking over 7A?


Anonymous said...

Can Sir Andrew get the new owners to keep 7A open... hmmmm.... the sauce thickens...

Gwenn LeMoine said...

No, no, no (banging head on wall)! This just can't be. I hope they keep the staff cause i for one think they have an awesome team! No waaaaaaah, sniffle, rotf dead feet bounce in unison.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe this?!?!?!?! What happened?

I have been going to 7A occasionally for 18 years and it is my family's go-to place -- always. My kids will be very sad to learn of this and we are out of town so cannot even go in for a last burger and fries. How utterly sad for the EV.