NYC’s Famed Tavern on the Green to Become a Snack Bar?

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Alan Keyes at a luncheon at Tavern on The Green given by Phyllis Schlafly during The RNC

In its heydey, celebrities, powerbrokers and royalty would order Tavern on the Green’s best offerings of filet mignon, lobster bisque and braised lamb shank. Now they can get a hot dog.

That’s the word from the New York Daily News, who reports that the storied Central Park restaurant will now become a visitor center and snack bar.

Going from vichyssoise to hot dogs probably won’t be seen as a fitting end for a place where the Donald Trumps and Leona Helmsleys of the world made multimillion dollar deals over lunch. But New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wasn’t able to come to an agreement with new owner Dean Poll for it to remain the swanky destination it had been. So at least for now, rather than salmon and french bread with Grey Poupon, it’ll be frankfurters and buns with French’s.

Hold the onions.