Ellens Stardust Diner Potentially Closing Following Eviction From Iconic NYC Location

Ellens Stardust Diner New York City

With the theater district closed for an indefinite amount of time due to COVID19, the Times Square area of New York City may not be the same whenever Broadway performances are allowed to resume following the pandemic.

It appears, following the posting of an eviction notice on the restaurant, that Ellens Stardust Diner may never reopen following the coronavirus pandemic.

If you are unfamiliar with this restaurant, it was a diner just north of Times Square that was quite popular with theater fans. It featured a cast of singing waiters and waitresses who are struggling actors and actresses trying to make it on Broadway. They would raise money for them to attend classes and announce when people finally got cast.

They would perform a variety of Broadway show tunes and pop songs as you ate your meal.

The eviction notice states they only have until August 7th to pay their rent which is late, amounting to over six hundred thousand dollars, or they will lose their iconic location.

This is just one of the numerous changes that will surely be coming to the Times Square area as a result of COVID19. Ellens Stardust Diner would likely struggle to reopen even as indoor dining is allowed due to singing being a cause for spreading the virus. It is still disappointing to lose such an iconic location.

This is a developing situation and we will be sure to keep you up to date as we find out more information about the future of Ellens Stardust Diner.