Historic Greyhound Inn receives sign ahead of grand opening
From KLTV: TYLER, Texas – Tuesday the historic Greyhound Inn sign went up as opening day fast approaches.
The inn is being renovated from the site of the old Tyler Union bus terminal building.
It will be complete with nine hotel rooms, some mid-century modern and some of the original art deco rooms.
Cinerama sign taken down: What’s next for the iconic theater and sign?
From Mynorthwest.com: The iconic Cinerama sign was taken down Thursday as the movie theater in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood continues its transition to new ownership, including going through a name change.
The theater first opened in 1963, before falling into disrepair in the following decades. In the late 1990s, the late Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft who later owned the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, took over and began efforts to restore it.
Renovations to Key City Diner have started but there’s still more work ahead, owner says
From Lehighvalleylive.com: Renovations are underway at the iconic 50s-style diner outside Phillipsburg.
The owners said they plan to revamp the Key City Diner “inside and out” with a more modern take on the former design, but the details are still being decided, owner Greg Theodoropoulos said.
The diner at 985 Route 22 was forced to close last year when a fire broke out shortly before 3 p.m. on Sept. 16. The fire started in an outside floodlight, according to the owner.
Space-Age, Modernist Bank Branch in Rural Georgia Poses Mystery for Architectural Historian
From Costar.com: There’s a small bank branch in rural Georgia that’s widely admired by modern architecture enthusiasts for its futuristic design.
The problem is that no one seems to know the architect of the Pineland Bank drive-thru branch that opened in 1966 in Alma, Georgia, about 3 1/2 hours southeast of downtown Atlanta. That’s led George Smart to put on his detective hat.
Diner Closings Worry Jersey’s Foodie Faithful
From JerseyBites: Reports on the death of New Jersey’s beloved diner enterprise have been greatly exaggerated.
Well, at least we hope so.
News reports on diner closings and demolitions throughout the Garden State are disturbing. And while angst is real, this “churn” has been part of the diner business for many years. New Jersey has seen periods of downturns in the diner business before. During the 1960s and 1970s, many family-owned diners closed due to the influx of national fast-food chains.