Wednesday, April 26, 2006

New Life for a Landmark

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 4:00 AM

A group of Memphis developers recently played a key role in saving a historic diner in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Four years ago, the Valenti Management Group purchased the property to build a Wendy’s and donated the 1954 diner to the American Diner Museum. They allowed the neglected eatery to remain on the site during construction of the fast-food restaurant. Just long enough for diner buff Ronald “Fezz” Linden to learn about the former Community Diner, purchase it, move it to a new location, and restore it. Oh, and to rename it “Fezz’s Diner.

It’s a complicated story with a happy ending. Read more about it here:


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