From Little Neck Patch:
Scobee Diner, a Little Neck landmark for more than 40 years, will close its doors at the end of the month.
According to Armando Morales, manager of Scobee Diner for 22 years, the diner's owners chose not to renew their lease.
"It's a sad thought to drive by here and see the lights off," Morales said.
The owners decided to close after receiving notice that their landlord had doubled their rent, a source with knowledge of the negotiations said.
Though closings of restaurants and small shops have been commonplace in the midst of a prolonged economic downturn, many longtime Little Neck residents were still stunned by news of Scobee's closure.
The 24-hour diner will turn its lights off and close its doors on Nov. 28, Morales said.