Monday, January 12, 2009

Downtown's Diner Reopened

An interesting article from the Syracuse New Times about the newly reopened Miss Syracuse Diner on the corner of Water and Montgomery Streets. I've walked past this building a number of times when it was abandoned. Glad to see it's back up and running.



A few things of note from the article...

- The diner itself has seen a number of name changes over the years. First opened in 1939 and located on Erie Boulevard East, it was then moved to its current location in 1946.

- The diner is a "Drexler Diner" design (a type of converted trolley car) and is one of only 6 in the United States.

- Owner Dan Galloway started running a hot dog stand on the corner of Washington and Salina Streets last summer, which ultimately led him to open the diner.

- Most of the food on the menu is made with local ingredients including such city businesses as Columbus Bakery and Harrison Bakery.

3 comments:

Bob and Tia said...

You going to be around on Saturday the 31st? I'm coming to town for the Crunch vs. Penguins game. Did Justin tell you anything about that? I'd be up for checking out this classic diner if you're interested.

JoeBass123 said...

nice. i'd be down with that idea. i'll be around that weekend so let me know!

mike said...

Actually this diner was built by Bixler, who was located in Norwalk, Ohio. Not Drexler...