Sunday, January 25, 2009

Goodbye Cheyenne Diner

UPDATE: Yesterday the signage was removed from the Cheyenne, it will be on the road for Alabama within three weeks. 
After having our hearts toyed with like ping pong balls, thinking one day the venerable Cheyenne Diner would be relocated to Red Hook, only to find out that it's not, well, it can make a man feel desperate in desperate times. Luckily, the Cheyenne will live on in Birmingham, Alabama, home of superlative blogger, Virginia and Birmingham, Alabama Daily Photo.  V and I have made a pact: I will try to keep abreast of when the Cheyenne departs NYC, and she will be on the ready with her camera to welcome it to Birmingham. At least my favorite pancake joint will be in good hands!     


20 comments:

Virginia said...

KM,
I can hardly wait to have the Cheyenne right here in B'ham. I have some granchildren that LOVE pancakes. We will be right there spinning the stools causing a ruckus. The welcom mat is out my friend! Whoo hooo!
V
PS Why don't you get yourself right on down here and help me photograph the grand arrival????

Bibi said...

I'm sure glad this vintage diner has found a good home, especially that it's going to Virginia in Birmingham! I remember spinning on diner stools...

Thanks for your comment on my photo today (Monday-the thistle seller.) I use a Nikon D50, and I believe this was with my short zoom, 50 to 80, I think.

Petrea said...

Hi Ken Mac,
I see you around making great comments. I see you make great pictures, too. I've heard about this diner. I know you'll miss it but it couldn't go to a nicer person, and I'm sure Virginia will take excellent care of it.

Hey! Phone booths! Haven't seen those in a while.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Oh what a pity our favorite haunts disappear like this!! It looks like a super place.

B Squared said...

Are they disassembling it or putting it on a truck?

Hilda said...

You mean they're transporting the entire structure? Wow.
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marley said...

Virginia's gain is your loss :(

Daryl said...

What a neat happenstance ... cant wait to see the pix of the move

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Nice diner! Sweet!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Greensboro Daily said...

Here's to hoping that Virginia will herald the arrival of the Cheyenne Diner in Birmingham! We should find bloggers to capture the journey along the way. Let me know when it is scheduled to pass through Greensboro (NC) and we'll try to take a pic. Too much fun.

Jan
Greensboro Daily Photo
www.greensborodailyphoto.com

Lori Skoog said...

I love it! I read Virginia too and think it is great that if the diner has to go somewhere, it will be with someone you know. I'm sure it will be a loss to the neighborhood. It is very classic looking. Virginia, can't wait to see the photos on your blog.

Virginia said...

BIrmingham has the red carpet ( or something) rolled out for this NYC treasure. I can hardlt wait. KM, we will share this grand event! YES!!!!
V

Tash said...

What a beauty - I cannot believe it's being displaced! I'm sure it will be very welcome in V's Birmingham.

Babooshka said...

Well if it's going to V it'll be in good hands. Her Birmingham Fascinates me beacuse I'm originally from the UK Birmingham. Shame this place can't stay. To repeat myself again but just how eveocative is this place of so much American Cinema and literature.

Sherry said...

What a perfect specimen of a diner. I guess Birmingham paid a good price to get it for some reason?
Your shots a marvelous Ken Mac, I enjoy the heck out of looking them all over, and I am going to look for those subway entrance photos too.. NY is so alive,, does it ever sleep?
I remember the pace, it's exhilarating. I can't recall another city like NY.. Altho NE is all pretty hoppin' as I recall. Boy, is it time for me to make a trip east or what?

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