I think this had more to do with changing demographics in the area and the dying off of its long time clientele.Many restaurants and diners have closed on L.I. because the lease expired. Now with food costs up and higher salaries for employees makes it very difficult to operate today.
Agree with Matty. When I first got my driver's license, part of my job at Volko was to get lunch for us from there every Thursday. Beef Rib special.Quality has dropped off there over the past 5 or 6 years. Not a frequent flyer there but definitely wasn't the same as it once was.