I remember that diner as a kid. I believe it was about 1980 that it was moved out of there to make way for that worthless joke of a park. Should have left the diner in that spot instead.
I can picture exactly where that diner was now. Excellent location too! The small park is Elizabeth Cady Stanton Park. Named for a great person, but is really just a small strip of grass with some stairs leading down the hill to People's Park. I always thought that one belonged in Beijing.
I don't want my country back... I want my country forward!
I was wondering the same thing. At first I thought it was one of those old scales like the one that used to be inside the front doors of Rexall that used to be down the street. I think it was Shumway's. However after looking at it, I think it is too big to be that. BTW, what was in the building next to the diner?
Here we go again. I worked in the Homested in the early 50's when Chick & Waren owned it.This was before it was Kilmers. I started as a dish washer and was made a short order worker when the former one was fired. Started at 9pm till 7am 6 days a week. The 2 big coffee erns by the back kitchen doors were always on and one was always ready for backup, and the gas toaster which as long as you put in bread it would kick out toast Remember the dumb waiter well as we used it to send coffee down to Freddie and he would send up a little livation for us. How about the bathrooms downstairs, either through the kitchen and office or on the stairway from the west door of the diner? Stairway was between the diner and the cigar shop-poolhall and was closed in. You could also take it down to the Rathcellar.Have a lot more stories of this place but don't want to bore you.