Welcome to the Friday shutter report. Know of a restaurant that has met its demise? Let us know.
1) Midtown: Midtown Lunch reports that the 45th Street location of fast food chain Goodburger just closed. Word on the street is that the landlord raised the rent, and they faced stiff competition from a number of other relatively new lunch places (including Shake Shack and Schnipper's). All the other locations are still open. [Midtown Lunch]
2) Union Square: A tipster writes in: "Went by Elevation Burger on 14th Street this morning, a 'closed' notice was on the door with some official logos I couldn't make out from the bus. Just went by it again 45 minutes ago (during normal business hours), the closed sign was removed, but the lights were off, no sign of it being open for business. Didn't look like a DOH notice I saw, something else official." [EaterWire]
3) Lower East Side: Bowery Boogie brings word that cheap Indian takeout place Punjabi Food Express has been closed for months now. [Bowery Boogie]
4) Lower East Side: Bowery Boogie also notes that Djerdan Burek, a Balkan fast food restaurant on Clinton Street, is now dunzo. [Bowery Boogie]
5) East Village: A tipster sends in a photo of 10th Street ramen parlor Rai Rai Ken with plastic and paper up in the windows. No word yet on whether they're closed for renovations, or if they're done for good. [EaterWire]
6) Lower East Side: EV Grieve notices that the Famous Original Ray's Pizza location on 250 East Houston Street is now closed. The space has been cleaned out. [EV Grieve]