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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.

If you want to read additional coverage, it’s blazing the pages of Eater where the story first broke, as well as Gothamist, and even the CBS Local,

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!

Primeburger
5 E 51st St # A
New York, NY 10022
(212) 759-7440