NYC's famed Rainbow Room Grill
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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. - YahooNews