NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Junior’s Cheesecake may soon serve its last slice at its iconic location in downtown Brooklyn.
The building at Flatbush Avenue Extension and DeKalb Avenue is for sale. And while the owner of the famed diner and desert spot insists Junior’s will return there, customers fear losing it for good.READ MORE: Residents, Elected Officials Fume After George Floyd Statues Vandalized In Brooklyn And Newark
“I think it’s sad. You’re losing a little bit of history,” Krista Benitez said.
“It’s been a staple to our family for many, many years,” said Carlos Santana, who loves Junior’s cheesecake so much that he carries a photo on his phone of the slice he shared with his wife on their anniversary.
Al Rosen, the building and restaurant’s third-generation owner, told CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport that if the building is sold to a condo developer, Junior’s would leave temporarily, open another location and then eventually return as a tenant once construction is completed.