[Photo yesterday by EVG reader Thomkat]
After 30 some years, 7A has closed... the owner of the restaurant that had anchored the southwest corner of Avenue A and East Seventh Street since the mid-1980s announced earlier in the month that he was closing the business... we never did hear an official reason for the closure.
Meanwhile, by all accounts, the place was busy yesterday on its last day...
And there was a late-afternoon happy-hour-till-we-run-out-of-booze special...
[Photo via @fnytv]
... and some other sentiments on the last days of 7A via Twitter...
Had my final meal at @7ACafeAlphaCity last night...so sad to see them close...so many memories there.— The Daily Guru (@TheDailyGuru) January 26, 2014
Today is the last day for 7A. Another win for the blandification of New York. Whether you loved or hated the... http://t.co/aHlNdJSvgO— JustDean (@deanpkny) January 26, 2014
The rumor is that bold-face namers Serge Becker and Josh Picard are opening some kind of Southern-themed restaurant here. Yesterday, members of the staff said that none of them will have jobs at the new place.
Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] Reader report: 7A will close at the end of the month
Are Serge Becker and Josh Picard taking over 7A?