We got a glimpse of the new Waverly diner recently that began to allay our fears that the beloved Village restaurant would turn into something sterile and unwelcoming after its renovation. Now, photographer Joe Quint offers an exclusive sneak peek that should provide great comfort.
He writes in, "I passed by this AM and Nick invited me in. The renovations look awesome and I can say with certainty that fears of the Waverly's demise (or suburbanization) are greatly exaggerated."
Joe spoke about the renovations with Nick who said that "he's keeping the same basic look (right down to the 8x10s of the has-been actors and, yes, the eggs served in frying pans) but just giving everything a much-needed update. Longtime fans will not be disappointed in the least."
Photos of has-been actors! Eggs served in frying pans! Dark-wood paneling! And those watered-down oxblood, diamond-tufted naugahyde booths! It looks like the old Waverly already.
When will it open? Nick told Joe "it'll be another 2-3 weeks...so figure a month and a half."