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Nov 10, 2012 04:35 AM

Nathan's Yonkers You won't miss me 'till I'm gone

Why do we eschew a national treasure? Nathan's is a landmark worthy mid-century modern masterpiece. Sign up for the monthly coupon emails for hot dog/burger two for one's +$.50. They are delicious. Enjoy brilliant innovations like a single queuing line for ordering from the trendy associates. Mingle with the stylish slot machine crowd. Love the fries.

Sadly the long rumored end is near. The coming soon CVS and new Nathan's real estate sign is up. Goodbye to an era. Gone the way of Oceanside.

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  1. When is it closing? The hot dogs are available lots of places, but only Yonkers has those GREAT saute onions!!

    BTW, I thought Oceanside was still there, but much smaller.

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    1. re: lemarais

      I head that a few ago that they were demolishing the old nathans and putting up a strip mall with nathans at the end. First the ordinal carvel and now nathans. Used to walk there after school for a hot dog and their great french fries and the video games. sad!!

    2. That is so sad. It should have landmark status. Who needs another CVS!

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      1. re: wincountrygirl

        CVS is really overreaching. We have two of them right here in Fleetwood (and their big location totally displaced our -- admittedly rotten -- A & P). The only problem is that now no decent supermarket can move in. It isn't the first time a CVS displaced my supermarket either. it happened to us in Conshohocken PA! It seems to be their mission to destroy all supermarkets. And now this.

        1. re: jcmods

          I think you're blaming the wrong party there. I doubt that CVS is getting the supermarket tossed out. Much more likely that the supermarket decided to close the store because it's smaller than they find profitable these days (although in the case of A&P, that could be said about any store), leaving the store vacant. The only stores interested in moving into something that size are drug stores (CVS, Walgreens).

          If the new stores did not make money, they would not be building them.

          1. re: MisterBill2

            Of course I am, but still, can't we blame our NEW style of life on corporate America. Think about it, WHO advertises on the Even News programs? "May cause dizziness, or thoughts of suicide, dry mouth, back pain, rectal-octol-itis, blindness, bitchiness in most women, early puberty, and your johnson may fall off"
            Government really only needs to jump in form imminent death! Yea trans-fats are bad but those Nathan's fries from the early and mod 70's are the real deal!

        2. re: wincountrygirl

          We need another CVS like a Moose needs a Hat Rack!

        3. When is this closing happening? Nothing anywhere about this on the web...(Except this thread!)

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          1. re: lemarais

            The work is supposed to start any day now. I heard it from the contractor that's doing the work.

          2. That's very sad. The original one in Oceanside which was massive was one of the great things about growing up in Long Island. The hot dogs, the corn on the cob, the Sunday kid shows they
            put on, the big game room. It was a great place to go.

            1. I honestly believe that if whoever runs that Nathan's cleaned the place and got better ventilation it would bring in so much more business. I was there last summer and the greasy air was unbearable. Management must not care too much... they could have a goldmine if they really wanted one.