I saw today in Gridskipper that Shopsin's, the West Village institution, might be closed for good. According to the story:
"Rent and stress have finally caught up to the family. "The place is too large," Melinda was heard complaining, "too stressful. It is ridiculous anyone has to wait an hour for brunch." On her last brunch shift, she didn't want to be unduly stressed, hence the hordes at the door and the regulars inside the semi-empty restaurant."
It also says they may open a stand in the Essex market, but that it probably won't approach the scale or scope of their current legendary menu.
The full story's here:
Thoughts? I personally never got to eat there, and while some people swear by Kenny Shopsin's food, others never understood (even after having a meal there) what all the hype was about.