In Memoriam: Your favorite restaurants that passed away in the past

Reply Sat 16 Jul, 2011 07:26 pm
It is often tragic when one has a favorite local restaurant whose doors have to close for one reason or the other for the last time. Share your loss with us so we can mourn together the delicious times.

This thread was conceived after hearing about a favorite Italian restaurant of Roberta and Thomas.

For me, a recent coffee and tea shop that I held dearly and which held a lot of wonderful memories had closed in March. Last week, I found out of the demise of M. Rohrs, an 100+ year old Upper East Side institution.
Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 05:37 am
B & D Deli (I don't think anyone practiced bondage and discipline there, but you never know) was a favorite place on Beacon Street in Brookline. We saw Conan O'Brien there once! They were in business for at least a good 60 years and then finally went bust, I think it must be going on 5 years ago.

Here's an old review of the place: http://local.yahoo.com/info-10233612-b-d-deli-brookline

They had gooood potato pancakes.
Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 09:57 am
((Crosses self with fork and knife)) You have my deepest condolences Jespah. Sad A loss of a great deli is a loss for all.

I read about this closing last year:
Natick institution Joan & Ed's Deli to close on Fathers' Day
Posted by Megan McKee June 16, 2010 08:07 AM
Source of my favorite Rueben sandwich I have ever ate. And really incredible cheese cakes! Sad
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 12:25 pm
Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2011 12:52 pm
I have a nostalgic rue for the loss of chef Jean Bertranou, who changed the chef culture in Los Angeles in the late seventies at his restaurant, L'Ermitage, on La Cienega. Memorable meals there, for us.

Here's an article written by Ruth Reichl on the fifteenth anniversary of the restaurant, about ten years after Bertranou's death, telling more of the history.


One thing I remember, was that when Bertranou was dying in the hospital, local chefs made sure he had other than hospital food, or so I read.

The restaurant did stay open with other chefs for quite a while, but we never did go back after Bertranou's death.
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Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 11:23 am
Even though Friendly's is a sentimental favorite which I haven't partaken in years, I am saddened by the news of its bankruptcy declaration:
Friendly’s files for bankruptcy, closes 63 restaurants ,
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Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2014 01:09 pm
Pig Heaven is closing soon with no apparent plans of relocating.
Upper East Side Development Plan Takes Out 4 Restaurants at Once
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2015 03:20 pm
This New Years Eve (2014), I found out that another beloved tea shop in NYC, The Tea Spot, was out of business:

I stumbled onto this horror when I was craving a nice pot of hot tea after going to the movies that night.
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Reply Tue 6 Jan, 2015 09:49 pm
We had a Shoney's in town for a few months. They closed. The had an arrogant staff pushing burgers and stuff at outrageous prices. They left us a nice message on the signboard after they had fortunately it up.

"Thanks a lot, Farmington"

We just weren't good enough for them.
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Reply Wed 4 Mar, 2015 03:07 pm
Last Sunday, I stumbled onto the following devastating news. Crying or Very sad

Nine Chains, my favorite neighborhood bakery has been closed indefinitely.
Crying or Very sad
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