Rotten news from Joe Jr., the homiest, most haimish of West Village diners. The 45-year-old landmark, a fixture at Sixth Avenue and West. 12th, is in trouble.
According to Eater:
Joe Jr's has lost its lease, and, barring divine intervention of some sort, will close. Per an email from author David Kamp to Ed Levine: "They have big handwritten signs in the window saying they've lost their lease. They are asking people to sign a petition to save Joe Jr. and to 'spread the word,' I guess in hopes of pressuring the landlord not to cut them loose."
How many more of these shuttering do we have to suffer until the Powers That Be are satisfied that New York no longer has any annoying thing you might call character?