(DNAINFO) Rosa Goldensohn — The Market Diner, one of Manhattan’s last freestanding coffee shops anda 24-hour institution that first opened in 1962, will close for good “in the next six months to a year,” manager Jimmy Athanasopoulos told DNAinfo New York.
“The landlord wants to put up a building,” Athanasopoulos said. “They’re developing like crazy.”
“Diners are a dying breed in Manhattan,” he said.
The Moinian Group, which is also building the giant Sky development across the street from the diner, bought the property in 2004 and is planning a residential building, the Real Deal reported last week.