Junior’s to move baking to Burlington

April 15, 2015 Meaghan McGoldrick
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Is Burlington the new Brooklyn?

Junior’s Restaurant – an eatery famous for its signature cheesecakes – will move most of its baking operations across the Hudson River and into New Jersey by July, according to reports.

The cheesecake purveyor is a Brooklyn staple since 1950 that has since expanded to three other locations. As first reported by Crain’s New York Business, the new 103,000 square-foot facility in Burlington, New Jersey will replace the eatery’s 20,000-square-foot location at 58-42 Maurice Avenue in Maspeth, Queens.

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The move will affect the jobs of as many as 75 employees, according to The New York Times, with about 15 of them expected to make the roughly 80-mile move to Burlington.

Despite the relocation, however, the restaurant’s third-generation owner swears it will stay loyal to its day-one borough.

“Just trust me, O.K.?” Alan Rosen, grandson of Junior’s founder Harry Rosen, told the Times. “As my grandfather is looking down on me, I tested cheesecakes made in New Jersey yesterday and they are identical to the ones we make in Brooklyn.”

In September of 2014, Rosen refused a $45 million offer on the original downtown Brooklyn corner property, after putting it up for sale himself.

Junior’s is located at 386 Flatbush Avenue Extension.

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