Two Westport Diners On Sale For A Dollar


(Kim Tunnicliffe/WBZ NewsRadio)

WESTPORT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — If you've ever dreamed of owning your own diner, Quentin Sanford Jr. has a deal for you.

He's giving away his family's two old-style diners, but for legal reasons, he has agreed to accept just one dollar for the pair.

The diners currently sit on Sanford's property off Route 88 in Westport, adjacent to his family-run ice cream spot, Handy Hill Creamery.

Sanford initially bought Eddie's Diner out of Quincy in the 1990s after it suffered damage from a large grease fire. His family had planned to combine it with another, similar diner they purchased from New Jersey, then turn it into a large year-round eatery that would compliment their summer-only ice cream shop.

But Sanford was unable to get the business up and running due to town concerns over the well water on his property.

Two decades after he first bought them, the town has now ordered Sanford to get the diners off his property within 30 days. And whoever buys them will be responsible for getting them out of town. "They must be moved, unfortunately," Sanford told WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe.

While whoever buys the diners will have to work to haul them away, Sanford contends that it is still quite the bargain. "What a way to save some history!" said Sanford.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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