Brooklyn Landmark Kings Plaza Diner Closes After 35 Years

The Kings Plaza Diner has been a Brooklyn institution since 1975. The Diner served its last meal on Sunday night.
The 35-year-old go-to grill was to officially close its glass doors at midnight, leaving regulars crying in their corned beef.
Opened in 1975, Kings Plaza has a fully stocked cocktail bar.  It is one of the only New York diners to win back-to-back Daily News’ Diner of the Year Awards.
Greek Nick Stathos aged 58 and one of the original owners, leased the land earlier this year to a national developer.
Stathos and his new partners plan to open another diner in the neighborhood soon.
“We’ve been very busy,” said Stathos, who has clocked 70 to 80 hours a week at the diner since it opened. “This has been a very successful location. It’s a very sad day.”
Faithful customers packed the joint one last time, many hugging their favorite waitresses and reminiscing about old times.
“We were lucky to have an opportunity to create a place that people look forward to coming to,” said Billy Pappas, 50, one of Stathos’ partners. “It’s a sad ending, but we hope there will be another beautiful beginning.”

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