Saturday, April 13, 2013


On February 8th, I did a post on the Newark Roadside Diner with pictures of the interior of the Diner.  I also told how my family and myself had been dining there for many years.  Well our dining days there are over-the diner has been sold to Larkin Company out of Buffalo, New York.

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:       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 a picture of the back end 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.


Vickie said...

Marilyn! You and the diner are famous!! ;)
I hope you are able to get those pictures.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,
Yes, I guess we are. I hope I can get those pictures, too.


New York State Of Mind said...

I was talking to the editor for our local paper and there is a rumor going around that the people that recently bought the Newark Diner-sold it. Someone offered them a price they couldn't refuse. I don't know if it is true and the editor said he can't print it because he can't prove it yet. I think I know who bought it, but I can't get them on the phone. If it has been sold, it won't move and will open again. This could be all a rumor or it could be true. No one seems to know.


New York State Of Mind said...

I got an e-mail from the paper today. There is no truth to the rumor that Larkin has sold the diner. Glad they checked it out. The Diner will be going to get all restored and taken to Buffalo. They are waiting for a license to move the diner.