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Farewell, Market Diner

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From Nov. 1, 2015.

Farewell, Market Diner. Many of you, particularly Adam Marcus, will know this as one of my homes away from home. It was a place where the staff knew my regular breakfast order so well, it was usually ready by the time I crossed the street.

The Diner closed once before, a number of years ago, when the owner planned to build on its site and the lot where the Chelsea Garden Center — also now closing — sits. Those plans fell through, and the owners took the opportunity to renovate and reopen, to the joy and relief of so many regular patrons.

It looked like a different Market Diner that reopened, but it was the same place. I still remember the old Diner, full of wonderfully awful 1960s decor. The light fixtures over the tables looked like huge pieces of orange rock candy. I can only imagine how garish they were to those of you who aren’t colorblind.

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Written by Ivan Oransky

November 1, 2015 at 8:26 am

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