This Johnny Rockets on the corner of 8th and Greene Streets closed at the end of September. I guess even the hordes of NYU students that come through the doors over the years weren’t enough to keep up with ever-escalating rents that primo space must demand. What I couldn’t help but notice was just how empty this place is now. Sure, the counters and stools are still there but everything else not bolted down is gone, creating nothing but space. Hopefully, someone else will come along and open something here, though preferably not another chain.
This photo was taken on October 18, 2010.