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Junior's, a Brooklyn Mainstay, Is Not Moving After All

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Millions of dollars isn't quite enough to convince restaurateur Alan Rosen to move the original location of his legendary Brooklyn restaurant Junior's. According to Eater NY, Rosen was given several offers on the space, including one for $45 million or $450 a square foot. Initially, Rosen was going to allow developers to build atop the restaurant and "open a temporary outpost during construction," but some of the contracts would not have let the restaurant return to its original location.

Even though the offers were some of the highest Brooklyn has seen for a space, sentimentality trumped a plush pay day: Rosen, whose family has owned Junior's since 1950, tells the New York Times that the restaurant "has such a heritage and such a tradition for so many people here in Brooklyn, that it just can't be replaced."

· Junior's Won't Sell Its Original Brooklyn Location [Eater NY]
· Legendary Restaurant Is to Stay in Brooklyn [NYT]
· All Brooklyn Coverage on Eater [-E-]


386 Flatbush Ave Extension, Brooklyn, New York