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Friday, December 4, 2009

In the News - Classic Diner

Rocket Diner fo sho
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According to the Journal-Courier reporter Jake Russell, the Classic Diner abruptly closed earlier this week. Agim Selimi had operated the diner for about the past five years.

Prior to this Starlite built diner operating as the Classic, it was c. 2000 known as the Rocket Diner (pictured at left). Notice the quilted roof line with horizontal red and blue stripes. Below the windows, are are stripes of red, separated by those of chrome and then blue. The ends of the diner are accentuated with stainless and a full glass block corner. This diner has the same exterior as the Remember When Diner, in Rochester, New Hampshire. We last visited the Remember When, a 2001 Starlite in August 2008.

At almost ten years old, Mr. Russell's article mentions it's available for $650,000. The entire article is available here.

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100 Comfort Dr.
Jacksonville, IL

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