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Variety Cafe Evicted By the Marshall?

Got this report from Lunch’er Daniel yesterday morning about Variety Cafe…

I walked by Variety Cafe on West 48th St. between 5th and 6th Ave today and saw all of the employees waiting outside of the establishment. Apparently, they had recently been forced outside and an eviction notice was put up on the window (attached). No idea of whether or not this is temporary as the employees didn’t look too concerned over the closure. My coworkers and I were a little disheartened since they’ve got a solid hot food buffet and great salads.

Could this finally be the end for Variety Cafe!? They’ve had their DOH trouble in the past, but an eviction notice from the Marshall seems pretty serious.  Anybody walk by there this morning?   Were they back open?  Let us know in the comments…

UPDATE IN THE COMMENTS: They’re back open for business!

Variety Cafe Celebrates Five Years (Mostly) In Business

I’m not sure if any Midtown Lunch’ers still eat at Variety Cafe, the big generic deli on 48th (btw. 5th and 6th), considering its rather odious presence on this site over the years. On my way to lunch yesterday, however, I noticed that they are celebrating their 5th Anniversary by slashing the price on their hot and cold buffet from $7.49/lb to $5.99/lb (Monday-Friday). Unfortunately, it doesn’t apply to their “salad bar for fat people,” and you know, there’s the whole DOH thing to worry about. I stopped in just to see what they had to offer, and besides the usual stuff all these delis have, there were some shrimp stuffed mushrooms. Proceed, if you must, but do so with caution.