Prime Burger NYC to Close After 74 Years – Get There Now
Posted on: May 23, 2012
Get there before it’s too late! After being in business since 1938 PrimeBurger in New York City is closing because the building is being sold.
I posted a bit about this on the RetroRoadmap Facebook Page yesterday, but wanted to make sure everyone knew about this, as the Huffington Post is reporting:
While the exact date of its shuttering has yet to be identified, rumors are swirling it could be as soon as this upcoming Saturday.
While I found out about this unexpected closing from a NYC pal on Facebook, I got it confirmed by none other than George Motz of Hamburger America, and Jeremiah Moss of Vanishing New York, who has some additional info and great photos on his blog.
I love the outpouring of support that everyone is showing for this local institution, and it’s a shame that it won’t matter to the bigwigs who are selling the building.
Kudos to A Continuous Lean who made me aware of Prime Burger back in March – I thought I had plenty of time to get there, my bad!
Use this as a kick in the pants, people – we think these places are going to be around forever, but they can be gone in a blink of an eye! Go visit your fave vintage retro and old cool place today!
5 E 51st St # A
New York, NY 10022