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Classic Midtown burger joint closing its doors

Friday, May 25, 2012

A classic New York City diner is closing its doors.

Prime Burger, across from St. Patrick's Cathedral on East 51st Street in Midtown, is shutting down Saturday after 74 years.

It opened as Hamburger Heaven in 1938 and took its current name in 1964.

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The restaurant's owner, John DiMicele, say the new building owners are evicting him because they have other plans for the space.

In 2004, the James Beard Foundation named Prime Burger one of America's best classic restaurants.

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