Friday, June 27, 2014
[Updated] Olympic Restaurant closes on Monday
[Photo by Stacie Joy]
The Lo-Down has a thorough report on the longtime Lower East Side businesses that will be closing in the days ahead to make way for the new mega Essex Crossing development.
Of particular interest to us: The Olympic Restaurant at Delancey and Essex. The Lo-Down was told that the diner will close for good after service on Monday. (EVG contributor Stacie Joy previously reported on June 19 that the closing date was still up in the air.)
Perhaps we will run into you there this weekend.
Updated 11:51 a.m.
Lisha Arino at DNAinfo reports that Olympic owner Spiros Nakos "is offering everything on the menu for half price on" Monday.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The Olympic Restaurant may close for good as soon as tomorrow
BoweryBoogie and and Jeremiah Moss have also made recent visits. Read BB's take here … and JM's here.
Posted by Grieve at 4:50 AM
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If anyone still thinks the SPURA Plan was a good one - look at this article and all the cool businesses being pushed out. Perhaps we could accept this type of thing if this was 100% affordable housing for the folks who were pushed off this site decades ago, but it is not as there is a tiny amount of housing for working-class people in this complex. But the co-op owners and nightlife operators will all be happy for sure. Thanks Dominic, Dave, Gigi, Rosie and Margaret.
Are they compensating all these businesses or is this just an eminent domain land grab? At least in Queens I believe they are offering money for those businesses to relocate.
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