Businesses with same owner as Hard Rock Hotel file for demolition permits
From Fox8: NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – Historic buildings next to the Hard Rock site may come down with the hotel.
The owners of three buildings right next to the Hard Rock collapse site on Canal Street filed requests for demolition permits earlier this month.
The buildings are considered to be in the “red zone.”
“The applicants for demolition need to demonstrate a thorough and definite need to demolish any more structures on Canal Street,” Erin Holmes, Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents, and Associates Executive Director Erin Holmes said.
Time & Temperature Building’s new owners vow to bring back Portland icon’s ‘glory days’
From the Press Herald: The new owners of Portland’s ailing Time & Temperature Building are vowing to restore the iconic property’s once-vibrant shopping arcade and demolish and rebuild its rusted-out parking garage.
However, developers Chris Rhoades and Andrew Preston of TT Maine Venture LLC still haven’t decided what to do with the mostly vacant office tower, and said they plan to decide among hotel, residential and office uses for the restoration project and submit their plans to the city by February.
Lindy’s Diner reopens with fresh coat of paint
From SentinelSource.com: A popular Keene diner is back in business.
Lindy’s Diner reopened Tuesday under new ownership, unveiling a more polished version of the iconic eatery, according to co-owner Carroll Stubbs. He and Jayne Stacy bought Lindy’s from Charles R. “Chuck” Criss and Nancy M. Petrillo on Nov. 18.
“I came here as a child and put my money in the jukebox and had a shake,” Stubbs recalled.
Food Network chooses this Cincinnati staple as best diner in Ohio
Hathaway’s Diner has been a downtown landmark in Carew Tower since 1956, and it still feels like the 1950s when you’re eating there.
There are checkered floors, a central counter top, red accents and photos around the restaurant of Cincinnati’s glory days. One server, Geneva Huff, has been waiting on tables and the counters since 1979.
Chase, Joe Coffee, and By CHLOE. are now open in former Union Square Coffee Shop location
From 6sqft: The Union Square location brings By CHLOE.’s NYC total to nine. Though the casual eatery did not keep any original features from Coffee Shop, they say they intended to deliver a design inspired by its predecessor by making the location “diner themed,” as a publicist for the restaurant told Gothamist. “Many of the interiors playfully nod to Coffee Shop. For example, the bright rainbow marquee light was inspired by the iconic neon ‘Coffee Shop’ sign.” Other riffs on the restaurant’s former lives include sparkly vinyl booths and wallpaper emblazoned with the iconic NYC Anthora coffee cup. Oh, there’s also taxi-themed bathrooms with bright “Off Doody” lights.