Do you have more info? Name of diner, address, phone number?
Sadly, rent disputes have brought about the demise of many places in NYC as well in the past few years.
Central Diner at the corner of Main and Elm streets in Millbury, Mass. I don't have a phone, but I'll try and find it. They are breakfast , 3:30 AM to noon. I had my last meal there yesterday. I had forgotten just how outstanding the grilled spuds are. The landlord is one of the smallest banks in the country, Millbury National Bank. They have had a picket line out front for the last few days in support of the diner. The old rent was $350/mo, and the bank wants $500 and a 6 month lease. The diner says that a longer lease is needed to make badly needed repairs. The diner, being one of the smaller models should be easy to move, but expensive. A diner that can barely afford a $350 land rent will have a hard time paying back the dough that it takes to move and rebuild. I wish the diner owners luck, but understand the bank's concern, as the diner is sort of a dump in the eyes of some.
post edited by tmiles - 2013/12/28 15:24:30