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Eat in diners, ride trains, shop on Main Street, put a porch on your house, live in a walkable community.

Diner for Sale: Emerald Diner

The Emerald Diner began its service life in Norwich, Connecticut, but by the time Roadside began publishing in 1990, it had left the city for a field in southwestern Connecticut. I'd easily describe the restoration of this diner as nothing short of remarkable, at least as I last saw it in 2002. The Emerald operates a short distance away from I-80 in Hubbard, Ohio. 

This copy comes from the Ebay listing:

emeralddinerORIGINALLY BUILT IN 1939 THIS STAINLESS STEEL TRAIN CAR DINER IS FOR SALE IN NE OHIO. DINER SEATS 45 AND WAS RESTORED TO MINT CONDITION. DINER HAS ORIGINAL TILES AND STAINLESS STEEL REFRIGERATION UNITS AND STAINLESS STEEL WALL PANELS. CURRENTLY SURROUNDED BY HISTORIC LANDMARK BUILDING AND TRAIN DISPLAYS. ON THE SAME PROPERTY IS A MINI MALL GIFT SHOP OR A FLEA MARKET TO MOST PEOPLE. AROUND BACK IS AUTHENTIC TRAIN CARS AND A CABOOSE. ATTACHED TO THE DINER IS THE ORIGINAL TRAIN STOP FROM IDORA PARK (USED AS A DRIVE-THRU) AN OLD LOCAL AMUSEMENT PARK THAT CLOSED IN THE EARLY 80'S FROM THE MILL CREEK METRO PARKS IN YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO ALONG WITH OTHER DISPLAYS. LOCATED 1/2 MILE FROM INTERSTATE 80 4 MILES WEST OF THE PA BORDER. HEAVY TRAFFIC WITH LOCAL TRUCK STOPS AND IN PATH OF A TRUCK ROUTE.