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Monday, June 23, 2008

Cosmo's Diner - Chesapeake, VA

8/7/2008 Update: new article posted here.

Originally uploaded by Tidewater Muse
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Soon it will be not only Elvis, but the entire building leaving too. Articles here, here, and here lead us to believe the former Cosmo's (pictured at left) has found a new home. The diner appeared during late February / early March 2008 on an Internet auction website. Although listed as a 1998, information we have suggests Cosmo's was a 1997 Starlite brand diner. Reportedly the land was sold to a drug store chain necessitating the sale.

The diner is on its way to the Moneta, VA area where it will be next to a planned drive-in theater. Though delayed, construction in the vicinity of Routes 122 and 608 is expected to begin soon. Bob Craig, the new owner expects to have the Mayberry Drive-in Theater and Diner open around September 2008.

Take a look at the rest of Tidewater Muse's photos for interior pictures of Cosmo's.

Here's a map of the general area where it's expected to be located.

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Peter A. Stinson June 26, 2008 at 12:40 AM  

That sucks. Plain and simple. We don't need another drug store...

Anonymous June 26, 2008 at 1:45 PM  

Those exact sentiments are echoed around the country. The Thru-Way in New Rochelle, NY is another diner giving way to a drug store.

The good news is diners can be taken apart for transportation to another site.

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