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Saturday, January 03, 2009 

NYC's famed Rainbow Room Grill

Rainbow Room
Originally uploaded by iceman9294.

is closing due in part to the economy.

WNBC-TV reports that the owners plan to shutter the Italian-themed Rainbow Grill restaurant temporarily while keeping the establishment's bar, banquet space and dinner-dancing going on the 65th floor of the RCA building.

The Rainbow Room has symbolized glamour since it opened in 1934, during the Great Depression.

Cipriani International chief operating officer John Higgins told WNBC the decision was "due to the current economic crisis" and a lease dispute. -

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No way!!! This is really sad--the Rainbow Room is so magical. It makes me glad that I can say I've been there before it closes up shop, but it saddens me that it won't be magically lurking above the glittering city anymore.

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