Maharaja Also Forced to Close by New Boutique Hotel?
After calls for information about the recent closing of Oriental Noodle Shop, we learned its neighbor Maharaja (aka Hurry & Tasty Curry) has also closed. One luncher wrote in to say the root of the reason behind the closing is the boutique hotel under construction across the street. The owners of the building believe they can attract more upscale businesses willing to pay higher rent. The usual story; all our favorite restaurants forced to leave due to rent increases. Sigh.
Here’s the alleged culprit, the hotel under construction next to the fancy-schmancy New York Health and Racquet Club. Boo!