The Upper West Side of local diner burger and diner chain Jackson Hole has closed after more than 40 years in business, according to a report from West Side Rag. The neighborhood blog spotted a sign on the papered up windows at the restaurant at 517 Columbus Ave., announcing the closure and thanking locals. "It is with great regret that we have decided to close our doors after 42 years in business," the sign says. "Thank you for all your support and great memories."
Jackson Hole, known for its burgers, has five other locations across Manhattan, Queens, and New Jersey. The other joints remain open for business, according to phone calls to the businesses. It's unclear why the Upper West Side location shuttered. Eater has reached out for comment and will update with more information.
The longtime location at Columbus Avenue was one of the more popular outposts of the burger restaurant. Besides serving burgers to the neighborhood and passing celebrities for several decades, it was also the place where Jennifer Aniston worked as a waitress early in her acting career.