Happy New Year


I just want to wish everyone who reads this a Happy New Year and assure people that I will try to add more frequent posts to this blog in the up coming weeks. Things have been pretty quiet around the holidays but I did manage to get to one of my favorite diners on Saturday the 29th of December. I drove out to Acton, Mass. and picked up my old roadtrip buddy Steve Repucci and we headed out to Leominster for breakfast at Tim’s Diner. Tim’s is a unique, one-of-a-kind Silk City Diner.

It is probably the smallest Silk City in existance. The interior is as close to original as you could get, but the exterior was damaged in 2 car accidents. The first destroyed the factory-built entryway as well as the front wall to the right of the entry. The second accident hit the same section of wall to the right of the entry and pushed the newer brick facade in slightly. This damage is hidden partially on the outside by newspaper machines but if you look closely at the building you will see this. It would probably cost quite a few bucks to repair but it is repairable. I tried to get Steve Harwin of Diversified Diners to look into this for Tim, at least for an estimate but never heard anything. We can always hope.


4 thoughts on “Happy New Year

  1. Brian, as far as I know, this was more than likely special ordered even though Silk City was not known for custom work. I believe it was specially made for the New England market which typically went for smaller diners. I did not mention that on the left side of the front there are no booths, just a shelf with stools. On the right side there are 2 booths.

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