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Neil Diamond ‘heartbroken’ as iconic New York City restaurant Rosie O’ Grady’s is set to close after 43 years
- The iconic restaurant located on Seventh Avenue and West 52nd Street will officially close its doors on July 1st.
- The saloon, known for its welcoming atmosphere and its savory steak and seafood offerings has been a New York City fixture for more than four decades
- Owner Mike Harty said the business was hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic and skyhigh annual rent of $3 million a year
Legendary singer Neil Diamond is heartbroken that a longstanding New York City fixture, Rosie O’ Grady’s, is set to close after 43 years.
The iconic restaurant located on Seventh Avenue and West 52nd Street, known for its welcoming atmosphere and its steak and seafood offerings will officially close its doors on July 1st, along with their event space, Manhattan Manor.
The saloon was frequented by musicians, celebrities, Broadway actors, locals and tourists over the decades.
Owner Mike Harty said people from all over the world would come to Rosie O’Gradys it made them feel like ‘home.’ One of those people was longtime patron, Neil Diamond, a customer for 20 years, said ‘it honestly broke my heart, Fox 5 New York reported.
Owner Mike Carty said the business was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and his sky high $3 million a year rent made it difficult to remain in business.
The iconic restaurant located on Seventh Avenue and West 52nd Street known for its welcoming atmosphere and its steak and seafood offerings will officially close its doors July 1
Legendary singer Neil Diamond, was a patron at Rosie O’ Grady for 20 years, and said ‘it honestly broke my heart,’ upon hearing about the restaurant’s upcoming closure. Diamond is pictured with his wife, Katie McNeil at the opening night of the new Neil Diamond musical, A Beautiful Noise,’ in December 2022
The announcement was made on their website but telling patrons of some other news to come
Carty also said that a proposed agreement with the landlord to do partial rent payments fell through making the situation they were in more devastating.
Property owner SL Green, of the Rosie O’ Grady’s location, claimed that Rosie O’ Grady had ‘millions in unpaid rent,’ and they were seeking a new tenant.
‘After working with Rosie O’Grady’s for several years to address millions in unpaid rent, they decided to abandon the lease,’ a spokesperson for SL Green said.
‘We will now look for another tenant to fill this important space on 7th Avenue.
The inside of the iconic restaurant that is located in the heart of midtown is set to close its doors on July 1st. The saloon serves up a variety of steaks, and seafood offerings
The restaurant announced the news on its website telling patrons- old and new – to come in for ‘one last pint at Rosie’s Bar.’
But, they did share that are planning to relocate their restaurant somewhere else.
‘It is with a mixture of emotions that we announce the closure of our cherished location on the corner of 52nd Street and 7th Avenue after more than 40 wonderful years. Our final day of operation at this venue will be Saturday, July 1, 2023.
‘We want to express our deepest gratitude to all who have supported Rosie O’Grady’s Steakhouse and our event space, Manhattan Manor, throughout our time here and would so enjoy seeing you for one last pint at Rosie’s Bar, a delightful meal in the main dining room, or a late-night drink in our Broadway Pub before we bid farewell to this location.
‘Amidst the bittersweet goodbye, we want to convey our unwavering commitment to relocating our restaurant and event space to a nearby location.
‘Rest assured, our new venue will capture the essence and spirit that you have come to love at Rosie O’Grady’s Steakhouse and Manhattan Manor.’
Source: DailyMail UK