Prime Burger New York, RIP

United States

Prime Burger Relics
We have just learned of the sad demise of New York’s Prime Burger, a time machine burger restaurant on East 51st Street. It was just a few months ago that we crammed into one of the booths and marvelled that a place such as this could still be in business. With its perfect 1960s interior, seating for singles with fitted trays, friendly staff in white jackets and juicy burgers, it seemed to good to be true, and sadly it was. The building has been bought, and after 74 years in business Prime Burger are out. It’s a reminder, as if one were needed, to enjoy the old places while you can.

Read more at Gothamist, Forbes and the New York Times. And below, a short film showing Prime Burger as it was.

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Published 19 June 2012

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