Famed Junior’s Cheesecake Restaurant To Close Its Doors

News & Views | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 02/20/2014 | 01:15 PM EST

The Brooklyn staple is selling its property to make way for a condo project

The famed Junior’s restaurant-- where Sean “Diddy” Combs memorably sent the cast of “Making The Band” to fetch him some cheesecake-- is closing its doors after more than six decades.

The Brooklyn flagship store (it also has a location in Times Square) is selling its 17,000-square foot property to make way for a condo project. Though the historic restaurant is saying goodbye for now, it believes it could soon return as a tenant on the ground level of the new development.

The owners of the restaurant, the Rosen family, fended off suitors for the two-story building for years, they finally gave in Brooklyn’s rising real estate market. The new building will more than likely be a tower, a trend going on in many New York City neighborhoods that are becoming more commercial.

Many celebrities and notable figures have journeyed to Junior’s for its world-famous signature cheesecake, including President Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and JAY Z.

Will Junior’s be able to make its return, or is this the ending of an era?

(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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