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    Dissappearing Diners

    Is this happening in your town?

    Why Did 106 restaurants close? | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs

    I knew some of the owners of the closed business. This is my take on a couple of them.

    Graze - Mr. Wonderful and his "Chicken Lips" (see my state fair thread)

    Corner Cafe - Owner sold out to Urbandale Cafe employees. They are doing HUGE buisness!

    Michael's - Mike had this location for almost 38 years. Mike was going to retire in two years but the building owner wanted a 5 year lease. Mike folded. I worked for Mike at 25 years ago. He was still using some of my recipes up to the day he closed. The building has sat empty for 1 year.

    Not mentioned.

    Urbandale Cafe - Forced out of strip mall location by Hy-Vee Grocery Stores (The Evil Empire)
    This relocated but the customers did not follow.

    Porky's Diner - Best breakfast in town. Location of Des Moines biggest Classic car and motorcycle nights. Hy-Vee Grocery Stores (The Evil Empire) bought out the land and bull dozed this classic. The land is locked in a FCC dispute over relocating a cell phone tower.

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    I haven't noticed that around here - I'm always surprised that all of the diners in NJ can stay in business.




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    Haven't noticed any mass closing around here.
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    We've had a couple close down, but there are just as many new ones opening.
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