Classic Hudson Valley Diner Sold, Relocating Across the River
A historic diner will make a long journey to its new home on the other side of the Hudson River.
The Grand Gorge Diner was rescued from demolition and moved to its current location in 2008. That's where it sat patiently until a general contractor purchased the building as a weekend project. The Long Island native would spend his spare time in the Catskills, painstakingly working to restore everything from the jukeboxes to the chrome walls and counter tops. Sadly, the owner passed away just after completing his restorations, so the diner has remained closed ever since.
But that's all about to change. According to Catskill Eats, the Delaware County diner was purchased last month by the owners of Charlie O's Hometown Bar and Grill in Red Hook. Instead of reopening the restaurant in Great Gorge, however, they've decided to move it across the river.
The building is a classic 1950's diner with lots of chrome and character. Recreating it would probably be more difficult than just moving it, so that's what the new owners have decided to do.
If approved by the town, the diner will be relocated to a plot of land on Route 9G in Germantown, just north of the Dutchess County line. The Diner's current location is expected to be sold after the building is removed.