Pennsylvania Diners (page 3)

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East Shore Diner
Harrisburg, PA (now Mechanicsburg, PA)
The East Shore Diner is an L-shaped O'Mahony from around 1952. It was installed at this location as the Seybold's Diner. By the early 1980s, it was known as Ray's Diner. By the early 1980s, it had become the East Shore Diner. In 2022, the diner was moved to Mechanicsburg, PA where it will reopen as the Silver Scoop. [map]

American Dream Diner (later Harry's Bistro)
Harrisburg, PA
The American Dream Diner is a 1953 DeRaffele. It was previously known as the By-Pass Diner. In 2021, it became Harry's Bistro. In 2023, the diner restaurant closed and it was announced that the property would be developed for a new gas station and convenience store. The diner was moved across the street to a vacant lot for now. It's not known if it will be moved again and reopen. [map]

Tom Sawyer Diner (now Sawyers)
Allentown, PA in 2003:
Harrisburg, PA in 2012:
Sawyers is a 1962 DeRaffele. The diner, originally located in Allentown, PA, closed in 2002 and was scheduled to move to Milwaukee, WI in 2003. However, that deal fell through and plans for Cleveland, and Philadelphia never worked out either. The diner sat for two years in a storage lot with the incredible neon sign laying on the ground near the street. In 2006, the diner was moved to Harrisburg where it reopened as a restaurant and club known as the Tom Sawyer Diner Entertainment Complex. In 2006, I was told that the neon sign was being restored and would be installed in the patio area. However, it never reappeared. I assume that the sign was either sold or that it's still in storage. The diner is now known as Sawyers. It is more of a club now than restaurant. For more, see this website. [map]

Daddypops Diner
Hatboro, PA
Blue Comet Diner
Hazleton, PA
Daddypops Diner is a Mountain View (#356) from 1953. It was originally known as the Hatboro Diner. For more, see this website. [map]

The Blue Comet Diner is a 1957 Mountain View. The exterior is completely hidden behind modern additions. The diner closed in 2011 and was put up for sale in 2012. It has been vacant since then. The sign remains. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Flo-Inn Cafe
Hershey, PA
The Flo-Inn Cafe is a Valentine diner from 1941. It was originally known as the "Kings-X" restaurant and located in Wichita, KS. It became the Flo-Inn Cafe in 1948, named after the owner Florence Fortnoy. The diner closed in 1983 and was moved to San Diego, CA for a while. It was then shipped to PA where it was restored and is now on display at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

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