"The renovated and expanded Miss Portland Diner opened today on Marginal Way after more than four years of planning by city officials and others.
'We did an unannounced opening because I didn't want staff to be overrun, and we were very, very busy,' said owner Thomas Manning, a Portland native who bought the diner from the city earlier this year.
Manning said the landmark eatery at 138 Marginal Way will be open for breakfast and lunch for about a month, then expand to dinner hours with a grand opening in December.
The 46-seat Worcester Lunch Car was moved from another location on Marginal Way to make way for a new office building. The diner has a new addition that includes a modern kitchen and a 48-seat dining room.
The City Council agreed in August 2006 to sell the 59-year-old diner and a 6,000-square-foot bus shelter site to Manning for $25,000 and $75,000, respectively."
Friday, October 31, 2008
Miss Portland Reopens