SALEM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – After serving diners for 70 years, the historic Salem Diner will close its doors for the last time Friday. The restaurant holds importance locally as one of the last two streamliner diners in New England.
Sterling Streamliner diners were created under the inspiration of streamlined trains. The production of these diners ended as the U.S. became involved in World War II.
Salem State University owns the diner, which they say after 78 years was getting too expensive to keep up.
The diner will be put up for sale—which leaves hope for a second wind of the historic establishment.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports.