A little piece of Miami nostalgia is abruptly shuttering — as soon as today — reports the Miami New Times. According to S&S Diner manager Maria Lineras, the iconic restaurant that has been open since 1938, has been evicted from its home at 1757 NE 2nd Avenue and its new owners are reportedly "coming with sheriffs and lawyers to change the locks."
Reason for the eviction? Blame pesky Miami real estate deals. Back in February of this year the land the holds the S&S Diner was sold for a whopping $33 million to ASSR Capital, according to reports. The restaurant's owner Simon Elbaz tells the New Times that he was trying to negotiate with his new landlord while they looked for a new location — but it seems the negotiations fell flat.
S&S Diner is just the latest restaurant and beverage victim to fall prey to the ever expanding Miami real estate market. Classic eateries and watering holes like Tobacco Road and Fox's Sherron Lounge have succumbed to similar fates in the recent years.
No word on when S&S Diner will close for good. Stay tuned for more updates. [Miami New Times/The Real Deal]
UPDATED: The Miami New Times reported that S&S Diner took the case to court, and "received a temporary reprieve" after a Miami-Dade County Circuit judge vacated the eviction order. But how long the restaurant will remain open is yet to be seen, with them actively looking for new spaces to but the diner.