Landmark New York Businesses, With 300 Years of Combined Service, Close
A few "beloved" and "iconic" New York businesses have closed down.
Many New York residents are sad some of their favorite restaurants have closed for good.
Combined, these businesses have been serving customers for almost 300 years.
Forlini’s a "beloved" Italian restaurant on Baxter St in New York City closed for good last weekend. Forlini’s opened up 79 years ago.
"Forlini’s started with Grandpa Joe in 1943, continued by his sons Frank, Freddie, and Hugo; followed by the 3rd generation “Big” Joe, Derek, and “Little” Joe. We want to thank everyone for the wonderful memories over the years," owners wrote on Instagram
A White Castle that opened up 86 years ago in Queens has closed. The location on Northern Boulevard has been family-owned since opening in 1935.
Sales have been slow at the location, according to the Sunnyside Post. All employees were offered jobs at nearby White Castle locations.
The popular Japanese-style cocktail bar closed its original location on March 31. Grub Street calls Angel’s Share an "Iconic New York City cocktail bar." It opened in 1993. Google states Angel’s Share offers "fancy cocktails in a speakeasy setting."
A rent dispute with the owner is to blame.
Melissa’s Gourmet Deli
Melissa’s Gourmet Deli on Broadway is closing up shop after 32 years in business.
The owner of the deli between 61st and 62nd Street blames the pandemic, according to the West Side Rag.
Sprint Sports opened on Broadway, between 93rd and 94th Streets in 1986. While a closing date hasn't been announced, the owner believes it will happen before the end of May. Owner Dany Ghatan says inflation and pandemic-related issues made it easier for him to decide it was time for him to retire.
Before closing Ghatan says he wants to make sure his staff has new jobs, the West Side Rag reports.