Tuesday, June 1, 2010

empire diner closes

Soon to be filled by what the now former owner calls "anorexic models holding party drinks...."

22 comments:

Paz said...

such a shame.

paz

Virginia said...

Alabamy Bound???
V

Wayne said...

Make sure they don't send it to Birmingham Ken.

V. lost the last one you sent down there.

Biana said...

It's always sad when such a place full of memories has to close down. You shot this from a beautiful angle, Ken!

NewYorker said...

great lost

altadenahiker said...

I like the former owner.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is really shame !!Unseen Rajasthan

RuneE said...

Since i have recently eaten many meals at diners I can understand you feelings.

EV Grieve said...

Ugh.

ChickenUnderwear said...

They made a great Veggie Burger!

Virginia said...

KM,
Oh don't listen to Wayne, I haven't exactly LOST the Cheyenne. It's just been misplaced around this damn place somewhere. *&%$ where it it???

sonia a. mascaro said...

Love the architecture of this Diner and it looks so NY to me!

Jiggy said...

What a pity, great looking little diner.

Can't be too many of those around these days!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a pity, it was an interesting place for diner, I like this English word Empire!:)
Léia

John said...

Some great shots; love diners, but really like the shot of the Greenpoint Soda Fountain

Jenny said...

That's a real shame! These diners are an endangered species. (One upstate, in Millerton NY, had been deteriorating for years but has just reopoened under dynamic young leadership and is hopping!)

AB said...

But they have to keep the building. The gleaming metal is wonderful

BANJO52 said...

All the closings . . . I've been seeing more in suburban Detroit. Good photos, at least.

Rob said...

Yet another icon closes?

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» joins the chorus of those sad to see the Empire close - even if he was never able to eat there.
He also likes the pithy comment of the former owner...

biebkriebels said...

What a pity, I have seen it last year in september when I was in NY.

Kimifer said...

But they have to keep the building. The gleaming metal is wonderful