The diner's final cooking day was April 7th. I didn't know that until after it closed or I would have gone there for one final meal. Larkin Development Group will be moving the diner to the Cleveland, Ohio area for top-to-bottom historic restoration over a six-month period. It will then be installed in the Larkin District in Buffalo, New York as a diner.
I am saddened to see it go. Surely I will miss it. The diner has been in Newark for over 70 years and I have eaten there all my life. On the other hand, I would like to see it go to a place where it will be restored and put back as a diner than to be torn down or something like that. When it comes back to New York State, I will drive to Buffalo to eat there.
One of the reporters from Buffalo asked if it were all right to use two of my pictures in one of her articles. I, was honored, and gave her my permission. If you wish to see the article go to:
http://www.buffalo.com/grub-pub/blog/new-life-at-larkin-for-newark-diner/ She said she would link back to our original blog so I welcome all the new people visting New York State of Mind.
What I am trying to find out is when the diner is going to be moved out as I would like to be there and take pictures. I will not go in the restricted area. I will not give anyone a hard time. I just would like pictures of the diner leaving. So if anyone should know when it's leaving, please advise. It is the end of a era in Newark and I want pictures of it leaving.
The picture above is of the Newark Roadside Diner taken today. I have never seen that parking lot vacant before. The top photo is of the front of the diner.
This is the right end of the diner
This the left end of the diner.
I wanted you to know about Newark Roadside Diner's future. Sure hope that you enjoy it as much in Buffalo as we folks did in Newark. Take good care of it for us.