Sunview Luncheonette Closes
In August of 1963, Dimitria and her husband came from Greece and opened their little dream restaurant. The Coca-Cola Company generously supplied them with a fancy sign with 3-dimensional letters and the Coke logos.
Forty-one years later they are still here. Hamburgers still sell for only $1.75 and a soda is just .50 cents. I spent an hour or so enjoying a cream soda at the counter and watching Dee’s knarly, water-soaked hands skillfully make sandwiches piling on generous amounts of tuna and chicken salad.
She is camera-shy and was reluctant to talk to me at first.
“My name? They call me Dee. I don’t even remember my name. Oh yes, Dimitira. We’ve been here for over 4o years and never closed one day. Not one. Well, maybe a half day
in an emergency.”
The neighborhood is mostly Italian and Dee knows every customer’s name and what they order. “Coffee Lenny? Burgers for the kids Maria? The usual Jimmy?”
Located on Nassau and Russell, Sunview is currently closed by the
health department and the future is uncertain.
NOTE: Sunview Luncheonette was closed.