There’s yet more turnover on ever-shuffling York Boulevard in Highland Park, with news today that five year old lunch counter Schodorf’s Luncheonette has closed up shop. In its place comes a surprising tenant, too: Silver Lake Ramen.
Owners Anya and Matt Schodorf initially did not give a reason for the shutter in their hand-written Instagram notice, but The Eastsider circled up with them to get more news on the disappearance.
Apparently, a rent increase (not surprising in that rapidly updating part of the city) prompted the closure, with the Schodorfs crunching the numbers and determining that at their current volume the new overhead costs would be simply unsustainable. So in the small luncheonette space comes Ramen on York, a side-concept from the Silver Lake Ramen folks, who have been seemingly at the end of every restaurant space rumor for the past six months.
With a space as small as Schodorf’s, don’t expect any build-out to take that long. Obviously the kitchen will need to be overhauled in order to make high-volume noodle bowls happen, but it’s certainly in their best interest to get up and running as soon as possible — there may be ramen-hungry lines waiting outside already.