Friday, March 19, 2010

WANTED - The Whereabouts of the Cheyenne Diner!

My thanks to Ken Mac for this great shot of the Cheyenne while it was still in NYC!

Some of my long time readers remember when I first posted the terrific news that the Cheyenne Diner in New York City had been saved from destruction and was being moved to none other than.....Birmingham, Alabama! I was first alerted by my dear blog friend Ken Mac at Greenwich Village Daily Photo. He has a passion for the great old places in New York that have been preserved and unfortunately many that are being torn down to make way for who knows what! He and I rejoiced when the news spread that the Cheyenne had escaped the wrecking ball and was moving south. I was all prepared to photograph its arrival etc. Unfortunately, I've tried everything and everyone I know , and I still have not made contact with the new owner. I do know that this classic diner arrived in two pieces on the back of flatbed trucks many months ago. Since then, I've been unable to find out anything further. If any of my Birmingham viewers have a lead for me, please leave a comment or email me.

Ken Mac, when I find this place, you're going to have to make the trip to Birmingham to see it with me!

19 comments:

Tash said...

You go, the intrepid blogger & find that diner! You'd think that something that size would be easy to track down.

TheChieftess said...

How wonderful that someone stepped up to the proverbial plate and is attempting to keep this fabulous diner intact!!! or maybe I should say, put it back together in it's new location!!! I do hope all is well and it is on it's way to a rebirth!!!

Bibi said...

Definitely worth waiting for....would the Chamber of Commerce know something?

B SQUARED said...

Apparently, everyone and everything moves south eventually.

brattcat said...

Virginia, if anyone can locate the missing diner, it would be you.

Dystopos said...

It appears that it's waiting for a new development, possibly in the eastern metro area or Talladega.

http://www.bhamwiki.com/w/Cheyenne_Diner

Daryl said...

Here's what I found on Google

click here

Virginia said...

Dystopos,
Thanks for the link. I have emailed Patti Miller and got some information on the trip south but haven't been able to get any other info since.

My super sleuth producer Wayne has uncovered information and sent via email. Guess I'm going to have to make a trip to Talladega and the surrounding area with Nigel . Maybe he can sniff it out! :)

Thérèse said...

Apparently Virginia you have to add something to your Profile: "detective!"
Let's see what you will find...

Chuck Pefley said...

Have you checked with your city building department? I'd assume they would be standing in line with their hands out wanting money for permits .......

Rob said...

Go to it Virginia! Tie on those hiking shoes and search for this wonderful diner!

Ken Mac said...

V, you find it. I'll be there! I need a trip to the real south. Thanks for posting -- let the search begin.

Virginia said...

Chuck,
If you only knew how scary our city building dept is you wouldn't suggest getting mixed up with them. An exercise in futility! HA

KM,
You're on ! Have you been a Yankee so long you won't eat good southern cooking anymore? Just checking! :)

Paula said...

I've been waiting to see what happened. How does an entire disappear???? Sounds mysterious.

Bob Crowe said...

You're sure it's in B'ham and wasn't hijacked to Cuba, Missouri? (Really: http://www.cubamochamber.com/chamber/). I've been to the west side of Manhattan, Cheyenne and Cuba, MO, but not the diner's new home. If it materializes you must let me know. Then I will definitely have to make the journey.

Petrea said...

I can't wait to hear (and see) what you find out, V.

jase owens said...

hey this is jase owens my dad joel owens is the new owner he will be glad to answer your phone calls his cell phone number is 205-837-3239 he may not answer asap because he also has another deal going on right now with fema trailers....i am just a kid but i am telling the honest truth if. also it may just be easier for you to give him your numbere? as of right now my dad still has no location and is in the process of restoring it

Anonymous said...

I live around the corner from where it used to be on 33rd Street. Trust me, you don't want to eat there. The acoustics are horrible as the grill is in the center of the trailer. All you hear is metal scraping the grill and you leave smelling like greasy onions.

Anonymous said...

is there any news on the diner ?