Junior's to stay put in Downtown Brooklyn location: Report

Junior's, one of Downtown Brooklyn's foodie fixtures, is staying put for the time being after initial plans to shutter and move.

President Barack Obama and New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio walk out of Juniors Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York on October 25, 2013. Credit: Getty Images President Barack Obama and New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio walk out of Juniors Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York on October 25, 2013. Credit: Getty Images

 

One of Downtown Brooklyn's foodie fixtures is staying put for the time being after initial plans to shutter and move.

 

 

Rumors and reports swirled in February that the longtime owners of the original Junior’s Most Fabulous Cheesecake and Desserts would put the building they've used since 1950 for sale.

 

On Tuesday, owner Alan Rosen — whose family has owned the business since its opening — told the New York Times that he rebuffed offers as high as $45 million in cash for the building at the intersection of Dekalb Avenue and the Flatbush Avenue Extension.

That high bid, however, wouldn't allow Junior's to come back to the space's bottom floor. The original idea, Rosen told the Times, was to relocate temporarily until the famed restaurant could reopen in same space.

On the eve of the eatery's 64th anniversary, Rosen said he could not see a new Junior's after months of deliberation.

"I'm not just running a restaurant," he told the Times. "I'm running something that has such a heritage and such a tradition for so many people here in Brooklyn, that it just can’t be replaced."

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