Yes we are closed for good. You should read this sentence with emphasis on the last word. My family and I have a strong sense that there is an art to staying small, and humble. Our departure is a happy event meant to continue the success we have shared with you and our other friends. See you at Essex. Ken
(Kenny Shopsin was referring to a stand at Essex Street Market.)
Calvin Trillin wrote an ode of sorts about Shopsin's for The New Yorker. Shopsin's was a weird place. You could get all sorts of foods there, but sometimes you had to jump through hoops to get in - it was sort of like the Soup Nazi of diners.
Photograph of pancakes, French toast, sausage, and bacon at Shopsin's by Tien Mao