Junior’s to sell flagship Brooklyn location to make way for condos

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(WPIX-TV/Rolando Pujol)

BROOKLYN (PIX11) - The iconic cheesecake maker Junior’s is selling its flagship location in Brooklyn, according to reports.

The restaurant, which played host to President Obama and then-Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in October of last year, will be making way for a condominium development, according to the Rosen family, owner of Junior’s.

The family will be giving up the valuable 17,000-square-foot property at the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension and Dekalb Avenue, but hopes┬áto reopen another Junior’s on one of the floors of the development.

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President Obama and then-Public Advocate Bill de Blasio grab a slice of Brooklyn’s famous cheesecake.

The value of the deal has not been specified, but the skyrocketing Brooklyn real estate market apparently helped create a deal the Rosen family could not refuse after years of declining offers.

In the meantime, Junior’s Most Fabulous Cheesecakes and Desserts will open at another still-to-be-named location in Brooklyn.

“I think there’s room for two Junior’s in Brooklyn,” Alan Rosen told the New York Post.

Junior’s first opened its doors at the Brooklyn location in 1950.

4 comments

  • dennis

    you will be abused and bullied by management. The great pension I have isnt available anymore. I retired as soon as I was able

  • Now everybody wants Brooklyn

    Downtown Brooklyn looks like a baby 5th ave. what’s next getting rid of macys for saks. Years ago people did not want to come close to Brooklyn. Now it’s the new sex in the city. Brooklyn is losing its look thanks to the new neighbors.

  • David

    Wow. I can't necessarily blame the family for wanting to sell, especially if the deal is absolutely fantastic for them (Who wouldn't do the same thing??).

    Most of Brooklyn will look very different in as little as 15 years the way things are going. As a friend of mine aptly stated, the soul of this place is being sold.

  • Surprise?

    blah blah blah… it's not disappearing. The owners want to make some money so they are allowing someone to build a building there. Junior's itself will not disappear – just that one story building. You want the owner not to be able to make money? You want everything frozen in time?

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