Commuters mourn loss of cheap grub at Penn Station

TGI Friday's and KFC give way to raw bars and wine shops

TRD New York /
Jan.January 24, 2015 04:32 PM

Commuters at Penn Station are mourning the lose of their fast food favorites, following Vornado Realty Trust’s decision to replace spaces once occupied by TGI Friday’s, KFC and Nathan’s with more upscale tenants.

“I came here for pizza and magazines while I was waiting for the train,” commuter Kyle Soto told NBC.

Currently the stores are vacant with alteration notices from the buildings department posted.

Commuter Gregory Johnson said, “I’m trying to figure out what’s going on. Why no warning or anything?”

“This is not Penn Station without these stores open,” Christine Preis of Merrick added.

Neither Vornado nor the restaurants’ owner, Riese Corporation, returned NBC’s calls, but MTA board member Mitchell Pally said that it’s all part of a remodel that will bring more high-end retail to Penn Station — similar to businesses found in Grand Central Terminal. [NBC]Christopher Cameron


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