Iconic NY Steakhouse "Gallagher's", Which Survived The Great Depression, Is Closing

Tyler Durden's picture

The Department of Labor's WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) website may have been exempt from layoff notices related to the fiscal cliff, but it still provides a sufficiently (bleak) complete picture about the real nature of layoffs and business cycle in general in America's busiest city. Which is why it was precisely using the WARN website that we learned that one of New York's most historic steakhouses, "NY's Prime Steakhouse since 1927" Gallagher's, located on 52nd street, and which survive the great depression, is shutting down on January 16. Surely neither the surging price of meat, nor the ability of patrons to spend charge $46.95 for an 18 ounce sirloin, has had any impact on the decision to close this iconic restuarant which survived the Great Depression, but failed to survive Tim Geithner's "recovery".

From WARN:

Date of Notice: 10/23/2012                                                                            

 

Control Number: 2012-0085

 

Rapid Response Specialist :  Edwidge Michel

 

Reason Stated for Filing:   Plant Closing

 

Company: Gallagher's New York Steakhouse, Inc.

228 West 52nd Street

New York, NY  10019

 

County:  New York | WIB Name: NEW YORK CITY| Region: New York City

 

Contact: Angie Michalopoulos                                                     

 

Phone:  (212) 245-5336

 

Business Type:     Restaurant

 

Number Affected:   92

 

Total Employees:    92

 

Layoff Date:  -----             

 

Closing Date:  1/16/2013 

 

Reason for Dislocation:     Economic

 

ERNUM:   -----

 

Union:  UNITE HERE Local 100   

 

Classification:   Plant Closing

Welcome to the "recovery" in which there is no inflation, unless you dare to eat, and where cash flow grow on Magic Money Trees (MMT), reaching everywhere but where it is supposed to. Oh, and where the government creates wealth. Lots and lots of wealth. And where cash cows are served medium rare.