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Cheap Eats Favorite Jackson Diner Shutters Greenwich Village Outpost After Rent Hike

Don't worry, the original is safe.

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Manhattan-based fans the of Indian culinary institution Jackson Diner will once again have to hop the subway to Queens to get their fix. The Greenwich Village outpost, which opened in 2010 with its primo cheap eats lunch buffet, closed this weekend, and it won't be returning. Owner Manjit Singh told DNAinfo that the restaurant's lease on University Place had expired and that the landlord planned to raise the rent to an unspecified amount. Already paying $25,000 a month, Singh decided it was best to leave.

This morning, a sign with the name of the closest Indian Restaurant — Curry Kitchen on 8th Street — was posted outside the restaurant. No word yet on who will take over the space.

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