Vermont Diners (page 1)

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Miss Bellows Falls Diner
Bellows Falls, VT
The Miss Bellows Falls Diner is a Worcester (#771) from 1941. It was originally known as Frankie & Johnnie's Diner and located in Lowell, MA. In 1942, the diner was brought here to replace an older diner at this site. Miss Bellows Falls has its original porcelain panels, red marble counter, stools, checkerboard polychrome tile floor, red Formica tabletops, oak booths, and chrome details. The design is typical and intact (16 feet wide, 30 feet long, seating 30) with later additions to the entrance ends to keep out the cold. In 1999, the diner was offered for sale on eBay but didn't receive any bids. The diner was put up for sale in 2004 and in 2005 found new owners. The diner was closed for several months to give it a good scrubbing before reopening. It is Vermont's only surviving barrel-roofed diner. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2023, the diner was purchased by Rockingham For Progress. The group, working with The Preservation Trust of Vermont which helped get a $100,000 grant, will be restoring the diner. It is expected to be done in around 2025 and available for lease. [map]

Blue Benn Diner
Bennington, VT
The Blue Benn Diner is a Silk City (#4815) from 1948. It is still at its original location but is pretty much buried behind elaborate awnings. [map]

T.J. Buckley's Uptown Dining
Brattleboro, VT
T.J. Buckley's Uptown Dining is a Worcester (#424) from around 1923. It was originally installed in Woburn, MA. In the 1950s, it was updated by Worcester and moved here. It is unusually tiny and has two seatings per night. [map]

Chelsea Royal Diner
Brattleboro, VT
The Chelsea Royal Diner is a Worcester (#736) from 1939. It was moved here from downtown and now has an expanded restaurant behind it. The diner's original counter was removed and it is used as a dining room. The sign is from 1958. It had been discovered in a barn in New Hampshire in 1999. It was then restored and installed here. It closed in 2023 but reopened in 2024. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Oasis Diner (now El Cortijo Taqueria y Cantina)
Burlington, VT
The Oasis Diner is a Mountain View (#369) from 1954. It is still at the original location. Shortly after these photos were taken in 2007, the diner became Sadie Katz Deli. In 2011, the deli closed and the diner reopened as El Cortijo Taqueria y Cantina. [map]

Birdseye Diner
Castleton, VT
The Birdseye Diner is a Silk City from 1946. It has been at this location since 1960. The diner was restored in 1995. [map]

Country Girl Diner
Chester, VT
The Country Girl Diner is a Silk City (#48211) from 1948. [map]

Libby's Diner (now Athens Diner) [map]

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