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Condos to replace former Wythe Diner in Williamsburg

By Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo

New York is losing another notable eatery to condos. After parting with wd~50 in November, we're pretty bummed to hear that the landmark 1950s-era metal diner at 225 Wythe Ave in Brooklyn—also known as Wythe Diner from 1968 to 1988 and Relish from 1997 to 2010—will soon be long gone. Building owner Sandy Stillman has made plans with architect Tom Winter to make way for a six-story, 16,736-square-foot condominium complex containing a slew of stores. 

The diner is currently home to the cafe offshoot of SoHo Mexican cantina La Esquina and has often served as a film set, hosting the likes of Tina Fey, Robert DeNiro, Christopher Walken and Alec Baldwin. It's also rumored to be the site where Kelis shot the video for her one-hit wonder, "Milkshake." No word yet on where and when Cafe de La Esquina will relocate, if at all, but check back for updates.


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