, the restored railroad car diner from the 1940’s that was used in a scene from the movie “ Morning Glory” in 2009, is once again no longer serving Mineola patrons – at least for now – as a “For Sale” sign hangs outside the location at 106 E. Second Street.
Smith & DeGroat is the listing agent for the 1,000 sq. ft. property, which is available for lease at $3,000 per month.
Loop Net Inc., which describes itself as the No. 1 commercial real estate service online, included this statement about the diner:
“Lovely Mountain Diner for lease. No key money needed. Just bring in the food and you are in business. Located in busy industrial area. Close to and .”
A phone call to Smith & DeGroat was not returned. The diner’s phone number is no longer in service.
Originally opened in 2007 by owners Lorraine and Horacio Mazariegos, the couple sold the business in 2009 to spend more time with their family they said in an . The story said that, at the coaxing of the diner's property owner and former patrons, “we were enticed to come back,” Lorraine said. "We're happy to be back. This is like home."
The location has been a Mineola hot spot for breakfast and lunch.
In Monday’s Patch question, we want to hear what business you would like to see fill the vacancy? What store do you think would work in this historic diner at 106 E. Second Street and Hudson Street. If not a diner, then what?
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