Winter Hours Now Enforced at Mad. Sq. Park Shake Shack

Madison Square Park: Last Thursday, Keith McNally declared winter by installing his winter vestibule outside Balthazar, and now we get a second assurance of the dark, cold season that lies ahead—Shake Shack has now enacted their winter hours, closing at 9 p.m. instead of 11. We unfortunately discovered this fact on Saturday night—night one of the Shake Shack Winter—at 9:15 p.m. and were told by a manager/bouncer that there was no chance we were getting in that line (though it was easy to convince someone to let us tag on to their order). Over the next half hour, over a dozen people pleaded with him and, later, the staff at the takeout window, for a Shack burger. One person, who slipped a counter girl a $20, actually got away with one.
· ALERT: McNally Declares (Long, Cold) Winter [~E~]
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