Last Call at Joe Jr. Restaurant

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Signatures and pleas from faithful customers couldnt stop Joe Jr. Restaurant from closing on Sunday after a dispute with the landlord. Several neighborhood bloggers chronicled Joes last weekend. EV Grieve arrived too late for a last meal, but did get some good photos we hope owner Teddy Hondros took the sign home. Jeremiahs Vanishing New York made it in time for a cheeseburger deluxe and a chocolate egg cream, and overheard an angry customer leaving a message for the landlord: This is a shonda! Brooks at Lost City found people waiting outside on Saturday to get a seat. I don't know about you, but I've never seen a line outside a greasy spoon before, he wrote. That such a quintessentially American business should [close] on July 4th is bitterly ironic.

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