Sunday, August 31, 2008

End of Summer 2008 post

Nancy's Big Dig Diner made it to Grafton, Ohio successfully. Happened in late July. Hopefully the diner will open soon. You can find the diner just north of downtown Grafton, which is west of Cleveland just off of Ohio Rt 10 which is also signed as US Rt 20 here, south east of Elyria.

We got the name of the diner in Rockbridge on US Rt 33. It's the Route 33 Diner, which shares its location with a very popular flea market type of place.
Use a search system and type "Route 33 Diner" in quotes for articles about the diner.

Steve Harwin and Diversified Diners has bought the Smyrna Diner. It seems to be a Paramount from 1960, and it has been remodeled.
Steve also obtained the Sunset Diner from Jim Thorpe, PA, a late 1940s O'Mahony, and a gem of a diner.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

few Ohio things

The restoration of the diner in Wilmington has been put on hold due to costs.

There WAS a Valentine in Columbus at 373 Dublin St. which made, but before anyone could visit this diner, it was found out to have been demolished.

A midwest fan of diners posted this email to It talks about an abandoned Valentine
" The diner is located on the south side of US 24 east of the intersection of CR 232, near 13186 US 24, Cecil, Ohio 45821. The diner has not been in operation as far back as 1975 when I began my career in law enforcement in Paulding County.

David I. Harrow "

Grafton is to have a Silk City Diner. December posts to mention this fact. no new posts since.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ohio Trip Feb 2008

Having just traveled through parts of Ohio this past week, I can verify some diners.

Zanesville Dennys, Athen's Court Street Diner, Waverly's Diner 23, Wheelersburg's Taco Loco III, Seaman's Cruiser's Diner, Hillsboro's Classic's Diner in south central
Also in Piketon, the former Deb's Diner is closed

A quick trip through Cleveland saw Harley Diner in Bedford Heights and the Silver Spartan on the campus of Case Western, not an easy find.

We also got word from Mike Corwin, owner of Diner 23 in Waverly that the former diner in Mt. Oreb is now located in Rockbridge. Snow did not allow me to get to visit the diner on this trip. Pictures of this diner would be appreciated by anyone who passes.

New photos are now online for almost all of these diners.