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Seymour's Luncheonette Closes After 52 Years

The Livingston landmark was famous for its Gorilla Burger and milkshakes.

Seymour's Luncheonette, which has been serving customers since 1960, has shuttered its doors.

The restaurant, which Patch readers voted as having the best burgers in town, closed last Saturday, according to owner Gary Korn.  Korn says he was forced to close because "not enough people were coming in."

Korn bought the restaurant in March 2007.  Seymour's was a popular after-school hangout for Livingston High School students for many years, with the walls covered with pictures of the high school's multiple sports teams.

Once bristling with patrons, the shelves of the restaurant are now empty.  All of its contents have been tagged and are set to be auctioned off.

After 7+ years of owning the eatery, Korn says he is done with the restaurant business.  He says there are no plans for Seymour's to reopen.

"For the ones who were coming in here, we thank you," Korn said.

BOE What a joke December 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Very Sad :(
lrn December 12, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Awww. I remember walking there with a friend when we were in kindergarten in the early 60's to get lunch! Can you imagine 5 year olds doing that alone today? Many great memories.
Douglas Kucinski December 12, 2012 at 09:27 PM
What a shame! It was the place to go when I was a kid. I remember it opening and the old man (Seymour) at the counter with that cigar in his mouth. I was only 12 at the time and moved in 1963. I was just their this past May and always have breakfast their while visiting Livingston. Where is Chief Schilling going to have his morning coffee now?
Susan Cummings Foreman December 14, 2012 at 02:05 AM
So very sad to lose another Livingston landmark. My Dad and I would bike up there every Sunday morning for the paper together in the 70's - just him and I. A major childhood memory!
Jeff Lawrence January 20, 2013 at 06:50 AM
Very sad. Another Livingston landmark is gone.

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