First that Pizzeria Uno gets bounced out of the neighborhood, and now the Ben & Jerry's on Third Avenue by Astor Place has shuffled off this mortal coil. Is no corporate chain safe from the Great Recession, which is supposed to be over anyway? Vanishing New York spotted this sign in the window of the establishment and writes, "I have mild, mixed feelings. I am not 100% anti-chainstore, and this one was so depressing and weird, so vintage 1980s, it had a certain odd appeal. I guess we'll soon be welcoming yet another bubble-tea lounge to this strip."

We're really hoping for a Dairy Queen, but that's just a pipe dream isn't it? [via Eater]