Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cheyenne Forlorn

A trip to the recently stripped Cheyenne found a forlorn sight.



Getting ready to leave our city for Alabama, the diner's signage has been carted away. Some of the windows and glass brick are covered with plywood. Many of the exterior details have been inexplicably peeled off. (By those renegade wall pluckers?)

The swivel stools are decapitated and the sparkly vinyl booths have vanished.



As I walked away, most likely for the last time, another Cheyenne mourner pressed his face to the glass, by the wrecker sign, perhaps remembering big bison burgers and platefuls of souvlaki, how the place used to glitter with grease and life.



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8 comments:

Ken Mac said...

i was going to post a bunch of Cheyenne pics I took yesterday. Too painful.

Jeremiah Moss said...

post them! weird coincidence--were we there at the same time? is that you peering in the window?

Ken Mac said...

I think that's old man winter or Mr Dennehy in your shot!

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Anonymous said...

So long sweet potato fries and perpetually broken ladies room toilet...

Don't think I'll be making it to Alabama anytime soon, if ever, but just in case–anyone have the address?

Jen

John B said...

the only positive is that it wasn't wrecked. That was at one point an option, and I'm glad that Cheyenne will at least continue to have a life. There was talk it was going to Red Hook, which would have been preferable, but not to be.

I ate there every other day for several years, which you can tell just by looking at me. :\

patti said...

I am Patti Miller Media Relations Director for the Cheyenne Diner restoration & move to AL. We have carefully removed the neon signs,delicate glass blocks and some of the stainless as well as the overhang lighting and booths and stools to protect them during the move., EACH piece has been meticuously labeled with pictures as well to ensure it's replacement.Thids is a dream for us and we intend to restore this diner to it's original 1940's glory!!!! This incredible diner was to be demolished within weeks.WHAT A PITY!!!! Too many things of days gone by are going by the wayside and we are committed to saving and preserving what we can. Thank you all for your interest and concern.Feel free to contact us at historicdiner@hotmail.com

Ken Mac said...

good news...ken the thief...