No More ‘Hollis Famous’ Burgers and Lemonade, It Seems

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It's like that, and that's the way it is. Photo: Getty Images

Blogger Eat the World NYC notices that the website for two-and-a-half-year-old Hollis Famous Burgers is down and its phone line kaput. The burger joint doubled as an Adidas shrine, sneaker shop, and also housed the Hollis Hip Hop Museum, filled with platinum records and LL Cool J and Run-D.M.C. artifacts. Owner Orville Hall, who played alongside the late Jam Master Jay in junior high, told the Daily News in July that an issue over back taxes caused a temporary shutter in April that extended into summer, and that he hoped to reopen September 11. "Hollis is our Motown, our Nashville, our Beale Street," he told the Times in a 2009 interview. Here's hoping that Hollis Famous Burgers gets back on its feet, if not just for the fact that the world needs more hamburger shop A-sides that have fun museum B-sides. [EattheWorldNYC/Twitter, Earlier]