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Prefab diner's assembly underway

Original post made on May 8, 2008

A year ago, local auto shop owner Tom Mertl announced his plan to truck a 1930s prefab diner to Mountain View from Massachusetts. The diner has arrived, and a long restoration has commenced.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 8, 2008, 4:21 PM

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 8, 2008 at 9:01 pm

What a neat idea.. an old fashioned diner with home cooking. I can
hardly wait for it to be renovated and opened for business. It's hard to find good "comfort food" as Mountain View has become very international.


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Posted by Liz
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 9, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Wow this is great I can't wait. Where is it going to be located and when will it open up ?


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Posted by eric
a resident of another community
on May 9, 2008 at 1:51 pm

The city of Mtn View has allowed Old Middlefield-- a gateway into town-- to turn into an absolute dump! Massive truck tires as permanent advertising, actual junker car lots exposed to the street, etc, etc. It is an embarassment. I cant think of a city on the Peninsula that has let a major thoroughfare turn into such a pathetic mess.

This is not a reflection on the business mix on Old Middlefield. It is about the city's decision to basically have no rules about outside storage, adversting, etc.

If the guy putting this diner together has standards, this should be cool. If not...


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