After 6 decades the Vale Rio Diner will close its doors. In its place will be a Walgreens. And the Fountain Inn next door, which has been opened since the 1700s will become a Starbucks.
45 employees will be out of a job.
This morning customers and employees reminisced through a scrap book of old diner pictures and newspaper clippings. 60 years is a long time. There are countless memories here so you can understand it's been a bit emotional for the employees and customers who say the Vale Rio Diner is like a second home.
The owners of the diner say they do want to reopen. For right now they're going to take this structure and transfer it to a temporary location tilt hey can find another place to open its doors again.