Elaine’s Closes for $8 M.

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The sale of the two Upper East Side tenements that once housed the storied restaurant just hit city records. 1703 and 1705 Second Avenue closed on January 20, for a price of $8.045 million.

As previously reported, the buyer is Robert Skolnick, a Connecticut developer who used to frequent Elaine’s. He plans to rehab the apartments above but will not be keeping the restaurant. The buildings were originally priced at $9.5 million a few months after Ms. Kauffman died.

Looks like the old celeb set doesn’t drive the prices like they used to!

eknutsen@observer.com

Elaine’s Closes for $8 M.