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Park Slope’s Park Cafe, a longtime 7th Avenue staple, suddenly shutters

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This story first appeared on Brownstoner.com, one of our sister publications.

Park Cafe, an unassuming diner located at 82 7th Ave., not far from Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, has suddenly closed up shop after more than two decades in business.

“Yesterday all was as usual. No word of closing. Now they are gone for good,” a tipster emailed Brownstoner Tuesday night.

On Aug. 6, the diner’s hours sign posted in the window read “Closed permanently. Thank you loyal patrons.”

The mixed-use brownstone building, three units over a storefront, last changed hands in 1989. It has been on and off the market for years, and was asking $4.5 million in 2017.

Will you miss the diner?

Posted 12:00 am, August 9, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

barry from brooklyn says:
it was a pretty ok diner
Aug. 9, 12:42 pm
Jake from Park Slope says:
Tipster??? For heaven's sake, it has been closed for over half a year. They opened one day about a week ago to say goodbye. Greedy landlord.
Aug. 10, 12:19 am
Gloria from Park Slope says:
Noticed that they had cut back their hours recently. Thought it might have had something to do with the recently opened Greek restaurant next door. But I’m disappointed that one more diner type restaurant has here has closed. In the meantime the three storefronts which comprised Back to the Land are still vacant after a year.
Aug. 10, 12:52 pm
Ernest from Park Slope says:
Previous commenter Jake is wrong. The place was open up until last week. Plus, the restaurant owner was also the owner of the building. Not so greedy. I was a regular for many years and it was like a second home. It will not be easy to replace the feeling of belonging one felt there. I will miss Luis, Lucy and the rest.
Aug. 10, 3:23 pm
Porky on the Canal from Park Slope says:
@Jake- They are the owners, ding-dong. They sold the building because they wanted out. The customers weren’t coming in.
Aug. 11, 4:08 am
Renee from Park Slope says:
My friend Wilson spent many hours hanging out there. After he died we had a memorial for him there. I always think of Wilson when I go to the Park Cafe for breakfast.
Aug. 11, 4:15 pm

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