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Fabulous prefab

Original post made on Aug 22, 2007

Mountain View may soon be the only Bay Area city to have a genuine 1930s-era prefab diner, trucked out from the East Coast by local auto shop owner Larry Mertl and his partner, Wayne Day.

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Posted by Alan
a resident of another community
on Aug 22, 2007 at 4:02 pm

This is exactly what the Bay Area needs to revive a sense of real living. I hope Mr. Mertly succeeds beyond his wildest dreams, and brings another, maybe a few miles north to Redwood City!!
Looking forward to seeing Food Network show up to show off the place!


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Posted by Mike Laursen
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 26, 2007 at 8:40 am

<i>...and, eventually, serve breakfast and lunch on a landscaped area in front of B & L Auto.</i>

If, like me, you were asking, "Where's that?": looks like B & L Auto is where Middlefield and Old Middlefield split.


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Posted by Mike Laursen
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 26, 2007 at 8:41 am

Hmm. Guess you'll have to imagine the italics.


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Posted by Roger
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Haven't visited Mountain View in a while. Hope Larry was able to get his diner up and running. Have known Larry for a long time and can hardly wait to eat what I know will be the best sandwich I have ever had. Grew up in Mountain View in the 50's, 60' and 70's. Great, old establishments like Linda's, A&W and Foster's Freeze have been long gone and missed. Would love to see an old, original diner brought back to life in Mountain View.