Famed Madison Avenue diner Soup Berg is to close this Sunday because they have, yes, lost their lease. From our field op:
Soup Burg on 73rd and Madison is closing on Sunday. According to my source/waiter, their rent was doubled from $2800 to $4600/mo. He also said the head cook would be moving to their other location (which pales by comparison, by the way). He didn't say whether they were turning the space into a Starbucks or a bank.As the announcement flyer (above) notes, the Lexington Avenue location and their phone number are both intact. And for one last burger, you do have through Sunday.
BONUS: This also just in: "It's not like you to cover midtown diners, but any idea what happened to Andrew's Coffee Shop on 43rd b/twn Lex & 3rd?? I picked up my daily ice coffee there on Tuesday and then yesterday poof! It was gone! It seems their telephone number has been disconnected as well. So sad-best coffee around Grand Central."