Motel signs approved for refurbishment, installation on Las Vegas Boulevard

Rummel And Paradice Motel Signs-Las Vegas

The city of Las Vegas has approved refurbishing the signs from the Rummel Motel and Par-A-Dice Motel to eventually install them on Las Vegas Boulevard. Photos: City of Las Vegas

From KSNV: LAS VEGAS — Two historic motel signs will be refurbished and eventually installed on Las Vegas Boulevard for display.

The Las Vegas City Council approved the costs for refurbishing the signs from the Rummel Motel and Par-A-Dice Motel.

Both are expected to be placed on Las Vegas Boulevard in early 2023, according to the city.

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Pawtucket diner nationally recognized as historically significant

MIss Lorraine Diner Pawtucket

Courtesy: Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission

From WPRI: PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A popular Pawtucket diner is being recognized nationally for its historic significance.

Miss Lorraine Diner was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission described the Mineral Spring Avenue diner as “a rare surviving example of a ‘semi-streamliner’ diner.”

“Rhode Islanders love their diners, and the Miss Lorraine Diner is a great example worthy of loving,” Jeffrey Emidy, interim executive director of the commission said. “The National Register listing is a fitting recognition of the award-winning rehabilitation that brought this diner back from the brink and has made it a destination in Pawtucket.”

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Worcesteria: Of poetry, the Edgemere Diner and the Hotel Vernon

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A copy of Steven Riel’s poetry collection, “Edgemere,” outside the soon-to-be-auctioned Edgemere Diner in Shrewsbury. Telegram & Gazette Staff/Victor D. Infante

From Worcester Magazine: ORDER OF SELF-IMAGE, OVER EASY: Diners are one of those things close to the soul of Worcester and its surrounding areas. After all, they used to build them here. That’s probably why everyone gets so edgy whenever anything happens to one, whether it closes down or changes ownership or what have you. Each change is a small jab in the region’s sense of self, and viewed as the herald of a coming calamity. Which, of course, might well be true, although it should be noted that diners and other restaurants change hands or go out of business with some regularity, usually for mundane reasons. Still, when Harley-Davidson threatened the Miss Worcester Diner over a mural that depicted its logo, defenders rallied quickly. When the Corner Lunch changed hands, it was watched with great interest. When the Sherwood Diner was moved to Polar Park to become the new home for the WooSox Foundation, there was some discussion as to whether it was an act of preservation or taxidermy.

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PennDOT and Harrisburg diner owner hit roadblock over relocation for I-83 project

The Interstate 83 overpass in the background, near the East Shore Diner on Cameron Street in Harrisburg. Dan Gleiter |

From The Patriot-News: At age 61, Bill Katsifis isn’t ready to retire.

The owner of the East Shore Diner along South Cameron Street in Harrisburg has served omelets, burgers and spaghetti specials from the 1950′s roadside restaurant for more than 35 years.

Now a massive $1 billion rebuilding of much of the eastern portion of the I-83 Capital Beltway threatens to uproot Katsifis’ livelihood.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation needs the property where the Jerry O’Mahony diner sits near Cameron and Paxton streets to build a new interchange.

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Woolworth’s vintage luncheonette will stay, but longtime operator Trammell says he will say goodbye

Woolworths Lunch Counter-Bakersfield

The Woolworth’s counter on 19th Street in downtown Bakersfield. Steven Mayer/The Californian

From Rumor and speculation can be a powerful combination.

But when it comes to finding out what’s happening at the Woolworth’s building in downtown Bakersfield — and especially at the last original Woolworth’s luncheonette in America — it’s best to simply ask those at the center of the action.

So here’s the short version.

Jeremy Trammell, who has operated the treasured vintage diner with his brother, Joseph, for more than 11 years, told The Californian that after the building changes hands in November, he expects to stay for the short term, but will leave the nostalgic, 1950s-era diner with its chrome and red vinyl chairs, and black-and-white checkerboard floor sometime over the next few to several months.

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The Best Shake in Every State

Fanci Freez Shakes

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From Milkshakes became a popular treat in the United States around the beginning of the 20th century and evolved into a staple of ice cream shops, diners, and drive-ins across the country. The combination of ice cream and milk blended together with a variety of flavorings — sometimes including malted milk powder, which makes a shake a malt — is a simple concept with undeniably delicious results.

To assemble a list of the best shakes in every state, 24/7 Tempo considered ratings and reviews of shake purveyors on Yelp and TripAdvisor and on local food, travel, and review sites for every state. Sample shakes are drawn from each venue’s online menu or Facebook page. (Besides the places on our list, you’ll find shakes at most, if not all, of the the best ice cream shops in every state.)

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