Eater reports that Karen’s on Astor has closed after 13 years of serving up soups, salads, sandwiches and smoothies. Sure, the place was a little pricey, but it was the only restaurant in the vicinity where you could pick up a container of roasted Brussels sprouts or beet salad for a quick, healthy lunch. It was vegetarian and vegan friendly, and some of the food, like the curried chicken salad with apples, seemed to harken back to the ’70s.
Owner Karen Slater addressed the closing on her website. Click through to read her note.
Karen’s On Astor is regretfully closed
I wish to thank all of my loyal customers of the past 13 years. You have been a constant source of appreciation and have always remained grateful and inspiring. It has been a privilege to serve you.
Thanks go to my employees who during this period have been hard-working and dedicated and without you all of this would not have been possible.
I will keep you updated of my next steps and invite you to join my email list so that I can inform you of future ventures and adventures.
I am deeply grateful to all of you and hope to be of service again in the near future.
I wish you all continued health, joy and prosperity.