A sign on the door notes the permanent closure (with an apology!) and thanks customers for their business through the years.
The small shop, a popular destination for cab drivers, offered up delicious, inexpensive and generous portions of Indian and Pakistani fare.
However, it was Lahore's $1.50 chai that people talked about. Bon Appétit once declared: "The World's Best Chai Might Just Be From a Small NYC Deli." Other fans included Ian Astbury, lead singer of the Cult, who said it was "the best chai I have ever tasted outside of India."
While there wasn't any reason given for the closure, the lack of office workers and cab drivers around here during the pandemic didn't help.