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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Liberty Elm Diner

Liberty Elm Diner,
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Providence, RI
Today the Liberty Elm, a 1947 Worcester Lunch Car Company built diner, celebrates it's second anniversary. Carol "Kip" DeFeciani and Diane “Tink” Horstmyer are the owner/operators of the diner.

Stop in today for some good food and conversation. Be sure to let them know the staff at Diner News and History sent you.

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Liberty Elm Diner
777 Elmwood Ave.
Providence, RI
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

In the News - Former Andy's Truckee Diner

According to several online news reports, a video crew for Apple Computer was on site at the diner yesterday afternoon. Andy's Truckee Diner as it was formerly known, changed its name to "JAX at the Tracks" about the middle of last month.

We noticed this 1940's Kullman built diner was for sale during 2008.


In the News - Red Robin Diner

Johnson City, New York -- The diner celebrated 50 years today. Read the Press & Sun Bulletin article here.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

In the News - Chelsea Royal Diner

Brattleboro, Vermont

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In today's Brattleboro Reformer, Chris Garofolo reports the owners of the Chelsea Royal purchased a parcel of land next to the diner. It had been slated for commercial development, though plans changed and the land became available.

The article also mentions they are considering building a greenhouse on part of the land. Could this be another diner joining the sourcing food locally trend? On July 29th, WIVB posted an article about Tucker Curtin, owner of the Lake Effect Diner, in Buffalo, New York. He is teaming up with nearby farmers to incorporate their products into the food served at the diner.

Probably most notable are Tod Murphy's efforts. As owner of the Farmers Diner, in Quechee, Vermont, their philosophy is to spend three quarters of every dollar on food within seventy miles of the diner. A streamline 1946 Worcester diner is an integral part of their Quechee restaurant. They recently added another location in Middlebury, however, this location doesn't include a classic diner.

Local food is fresher food. We encourage you to support your local diner and farmers market.


Monday, August 3, 2009

In the News - Former Fegely's Reading Diner

We last visited this O'Mahony "Monarch" model diner seven months ago at its storage location on Carsonia Avenue in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. About that time there were claims the diner had fallen into disrepair. When we arrived on site we found that not to be completely accurate. Although the diner's about seventy years old, the interior looked almost factory original. Agilitynut has some nice pictures of it here.

During that visit we had an opportunity to talk with a board member of the Archbury Foundation about the diner and its future. The month prior an article written by David Mekeel appeared online in the Reading Eagle. It mentioned the possibility of the diner moving a short distance away, to the Antietam Valley Recreation and Community Center.

Those plans for the diner have changed. Today WFMZ reports the diner is on the way to Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.

As with any structure of its age, this diner will require a certain level of restoration. We'll post more information here as it becomes available.

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The Archbury Foundation
P.O. Box 6408
Wyomissing, PA 19610

Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
85 S. Walnut Street
Boyertown, PA 19512
(610) 367-2090

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