Owner Jordan Strohl will unfortunately be closing the beloved lunch spot Cafe Edison on W 47th Street after a long battle to keep the space. There are hopes of opening the notorious theater spot in a new location. The final meal at Cafe Edison will be serves this Sunday, December 21st around 3PM, however, being that the owner “doesn’t like to waste food,” the Cafe will remain open until all the food is gone, down to the last Matzo ball!
Strohl commented on the closing of his Cafe by stating that, “We lost the fight…but we did not lose the battle. Six weeks ago, we would have just shut down, but the campaign to Save Cafe Edison re-inspired my family. We are committed to reopening in a new space, and to bringing our food and our family warmth back to the city. A thousand thank-yous to everyone. We cannot say thank you enough.” Even Mayor De Blasio and Ira Glass joined in on trying to save the favorite lunch counter near Times Square. According to Gerald Barad, who owns the hote, a “name chef” will be moving into the space.
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