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Aug 31, 2012 05:40 AM

Big Nick rumored to retire.

It is being bruited about that Niko is closing the Burger Joint soon. Two employees are said to have broken the story.

Anyone else heard this one?

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  1. I haven't heard anything about this, but if true, I hope he has made the decision so that he can finally take some time and relax. It's hard to imagine a successor keeping up his standards and training regimen. He's never going to win a James Beard award, but he's contributed more to the UWS than many more celebrated chef/owners.

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    1. re: Dave Feldman

      well put, dave.

      i've never been a 'regular,' but i've never had a disappointing meal at his place. and i don't think i've ever cleaned my plate. that's not a knock on the cooking, just a comment on the portions. burgers have always been delicious, breakfasts too. wish him well in his future endeavors!

      1. re: Dave Feldman

        I posted this before the present post. He isn't retiring , his rent is going up , so he is closing.

      2. The Times ran a piece last friday; the neighborhood oracles have been been discussing this since august.