FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The time has come for Cindy’s Diner to close up shop to prepare for its big move. It closed at 2 p.m. Friday until next month.
“It’s our last day open in this location. We’ve been here for 24 years,” said Angela Harter, waitress at the diner. “It’s a little bit sad to know we’re done here, but we’ll start fresh.”
The new Ash Brokerage building will be going in at the diner’s current location at Wayne Street and Harrison Street. The building itself will be lifted and moved a block and a half to the corner of Berry Street and Maiden Lane. A moving company out of Van Wert, Ohio will be helping with the move.
“We always bring our grandsons when they’re visiting,” said Mary Overmeyer. “We always come to Cindy’s Diner and we just happened to save Cindy’s Diner until today.”
Roger Gilbert brought his fiancée’s family to the well-known restaurant. They’re from England and arrived in town early Friday morning. They paid a visit to the restaurant for breakfast.
“I don’t know where we’re going to have breakfast [now that it's closed], might have to cook at home,” said Gilbert.
Gilbert’s father-in-law, Nigel Whithan, said the portion sizes are much bigger in America than in London, but he said he loved the biscuits and gravy. He said this will be a point of destination when he comes back to Fort Wayne.
“Well it’s a relief now that we’re closed and it’s ready to move and we’re excited about the big move,” said John Scheele, owner of Cindy’s Diner.
The diner will be moved on June 10. It will reopen on June 30.