From reader Linda and also the New York Press via Brooklyn Vegan, comes news that Flatbush’s Veggie Castle will be closed after today, December 24, 2007. Today is the last day. And I’m out of town, so I can’t even go for a goodbye binge. But you should go swarm the place!
The end of a 10-year lease is to blame, according to Cindy Bernard, daughter of owner Viburt Bernard. She said the landlord wanted to sell the lot to someone who plans to tear down the building and develop a new commercial space. In the meantime, “distraught” describes the mood among her regulars.
Veggie Castle was truly unique place, and the novelty factor (a White Castle taken over by Rastas) was backed up by delicious, inexpensive, food. We’ll miss you!