Loveland man to restore historic diner

Loveland Reporter Herald — Campers and trailers hauling the essentials of Labor Day weekend were so commonplace along U.S. 34 headed to Loveland on Monday that the 1950s-era diner being towed to its next home almost didn’t seem unusual.

Besides, if everything goes the way Loveland resident Gene Stires plans, the community is about to see a lot more of the vintage diner. The relocation on Monday was the first step toward bringing it back to life as a restored, operational diner.

“When we’re done with it, we’re hoping it looks like it did the day it was built,” Stires said.

A truck from Chuck’s Towing pulled the diner a little more than six miles to Stires’ home near the south shore of Lake Loveland, but in 1992, Alton Johnson hauled it 550 miles


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