City Andy’s Diner 1947-2008
posted by January 21 at 10:36 AMon
Sad news about Andy’s Diner, Sodo’s beloved coalition of retired train cars, has apparently abruptly closed its doors. From suddenly former Andy’s bartender Mel C.:
After being open since 1947, Andy’s Diner has closed it doors. Employees like myself were not given any notice of its closure. Andy’s diner which boasts the “presidential” car which FDR toured in during his campaign and his famous pictures were taken had to close, apparently due to finances.
The employees included “Millie” an Andy’s veteran who had worked there for 43 years, “Tom” who had been a busboy and dishwasher for 18 years “Sandra” who once graced the pages of Brazil Playboy and a list of other colorful characters that no matter how gloomy times may have seemed still came to work and did their jobs with style and grace. It’s sad to see this Seattle landmark go. Of course I’m not sure if that will happen, but with the property it sits on who knows what will become of Andy’s Diner. This was a place where martini lunches were a norm and many a business deal was struck that changed the look and feel of the Seattle we know today.
Phone calls to Andy’s Diner have gone unanswered. (And AndysDiner.com is for sale.)
(Photo from the lovely neon sign collection at Waymarking.com.)
(UPDATE: Originally and accidentally posted late last night, with locale erroneously specified as “Georgetown.”)