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J & E's Yankee Diner
J & E's Yankee Diner
Name: J & E's Yankee Diner
Description:

Closed November, 2010. Reopened February, 2011.

Formerly Plouffe's Yankee Diner. As of March, 2014, known as J & E's Yankee Diner.

Originally located in Southbridge.

Feature article by Brian Goslow diner-prefab
State: MA

Shorty's Place
Shorty's Place
Name: Shorty's Place
Description: Formerly Chappy's Diner.
State: NY
Denny's Diner
Denny's Diner
Name: Denny's Diner
Description:

Part of Denny's chain. American food.


Type of Attraction: diner-prefab
State: RI
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The Diners of DelMar

  • Nautilus Diner towers above

    By Randy Garbin / 2014-09-10 12:53:50
    Steve Efstathiou looks like a dead ringer for a young Telly Savalas, minus the lollipop. He even shares the late actor’s trademark intensity and sense of humor. Setting aside the Greek stereotyping is a hard thing to do in the diner business, though, because Greeks run so many large diners, and their stories all follow a similar path. 
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  • The Tastee Diners: Islands in a sea of development

    By Randy Garbin / 2014-09-10 12:52:31
    The Tastee Diner chain stands as one of the holdouts from the diner’s golden age that saw not only some of the greatest designs produced by the industry, but a fairly common practice of expansion before the dominance of the franchise. The current owner of the chain, Gene Wilkes, did not start it, but he did rescue it. 
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  • Frank’s bakes the cakes to take

    By Randy Garbin / 2014-09-10 12:47:45
    Nearly twenty years have passed since Frank and Linda Davis finally opened the doors of their diner. Talking to them, it seems that they have forty years of experience in it. Projects such as these all start out with the highest of hopes, but the even the best laid plans can never account for the twists and turns in a business with so many variables. 
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  • Doyle's Diner gets ready for the future

    By Randy Garbin / 2014-09-10 12:42:07
    Mike Doyle is all business, but he's not averse to a tugging your chain as he gets to know you. Trouble is, his expression doesn't change much when he does it. For those meeting him for the first time, this can knock you a little off balance.  "How much are you going to pay me for all this information?" The man barely cracks a smile as he asks, belying the suggestion of a jollier presence thanks to his full head of white hair and portly demeanor. If he grew a beard, he could make a great Santa. 
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Island Ford Cave, Covington/Low Moor VA

caveThis is the entrance to Island Ford Cave, between Covington and Low Moor, Virginia. You'd never know it was there from driving I-64 (directly behind the photographer). It's on a "frontage road" that may very well have been US 60 at one time.

The signboard inside states that the cave extends 550 feet deep. Amazingly, it does NOT forbid exploring the cave. However, I left my flashlight at home, so I passed on it. It seems to be frequented by local people who draw water from a spring inside. I've never read anything about this cave, and I have no idea of who owns it.

 

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