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Bay Ridge Institution Hinsch's to Shutter on March 1

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64-year-old Bay Ridge soda fountain Hinsch's will close for good on March 1. Co-owner Roger Desmond tells the Brooklyn Paper: "The area no longer supports this kind of establishment...Bay Ridge is more of a fast food kind of place now. Hinsch's is passé, I guess." The greasy spoon closed back in 2011, but it was quickly bought by Desmond. He reopened it a few months later with the same menu and decor. The restaurateur still owns the name, but he does not foresee reopening Hinsch's in another location. Desmond notes: "We're neighborhood people, and we wanted to keep the tradition alive, keep Bay Ridge alive, and it didn't work."

For more on the history of Hinsch's, check out Brooks of Sheffield's Who Goes There? piece about the restaurant from 2011.
· Hinsch's to Close March 1, and This Time it's Forever [BP]
· All Coverage of Hinsch's [~ENY~]


8518 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY